Family Members Flee When Dead Man Comes to Own Funeral
BRASILIA, Brazil — A 41-year-old car washer from northeastern Brazil shocked his family by turning up at his own wake after his family mistakenly identified a murdered local man at the morgue as him, local media reported Tuesday.
Family and friends in the town of Alagoinhas in Bahia state were gathered around the body of another car washer resembling Gilberto Araujo when he showed up after being told of his “death” by a friend who had spotted him in the street.
“I said, ‘Guys, I’m alive, pinch me,’” Araujo told the O Globo news website (story is in Portuguese). He had not seen his family for about four months until then.
‘It was a fright’
“It was a fright. … I’m very happy because what mother has a son that they say is dead then turns up alive?” she said
Go to http://funeralsocial.com to find out more about the services we offer. Our clients who are apart of our FUNERAL Social Design Process are seeing an increase in post reach and engagement of over 300%.
Ryan is also the founder of ConnectingDirectors.com. ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com Ryan has created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
Latest posts by Ryan Thogmartin (see all)
- Negative Reviews on Social Media Provide Funeral Homes with a Positive Branding Opportunity - April 27, 2016
- Starter Guide: How to Use Facebook Live Video - April 25, 2016
- Why Do Celebrity Deaths Feel So Personal? - April 24, 2016