Calder Sloan drew “Mr. Awesome” in November of 2013. The work shows a boy with a big smile and a tuft of hair between his eyes.
That drawing has become one of the most searched items on the web after Calder was killed in a freak accident.
On April 7th Calder was electrocuted while swimming in his family’s pool. Malfunctioning wiring for an underwater light has been blamed for the tragedy.
A friend of the Sloan family shared the picture on social media sites while describing the boy. "Adventure. Laughter. Kindness,” the caption reads.
WPLG in Miami, Florida reports the man asked people to take the picture with them on their travels and then send back photos, much like Flat Stanley.
Fox News reports Jacob’s drawing has been shared by the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosch, Florida Senator Bill Nelson, Alex Rodriguez, Shrek, Spider-Man, a Stormtrooper, and thousands of others.
You can see those and share the photo too with the hashtag, #MrAwesome.
Taking it a step further, the Miami Seaquarium is thinking about honoring Calder by naming a baby dolphin “Awesome.”
Jacob’s parents are using the attention to warn others about pool safety, including starting a legacy fund in Calder's name.
Donations will be given to the seven-year-olds school.