One little girl said Mason could hang out with her cat, who got hit on the road recently.
“They think he’s hanging out with all their dogs and cats who have passed,” Harlow said.
The balloon release gives them a visual to help them understand. It’s something they can connect with, she said.
And it’s something Mason would have enjoyed — doing something that makes people smile.
“It’s just like Mason would have done,” Cox said.
Lindsey Ziliak, Tribune education reporter, can be reached at 765-454-8585 or at firstname.lastname@example.org