There is a funeral home in San Juan, Puerto Rico that is known for glorifying dead people for what they were in life at their wake.
It is freakish, at best, and really ridiculous, at worst.
Take for instance what the mortuary guys did to 23-year-old Christopher Rivera Amaro, a so-so boxer with a 5-15 record in the 130-pound weight class, who was shot dead by still unidentified killer.
Taking the cue from Amaro’s family that they wanted to highlight his boxing career so that people will have lasting impression of the young boxer, the funeral home thought of the idea of posing him in a ring.
Thus, a makeshift ring was installed in a community center of a public housing complex to accommodate more people at any given time.
Mourners who came to Amaro’s wake were not disappointed upon seeing their idol propped up in one corner of the ring with yellow hood on his head, sunglasses over his eyes and blue boxing gloves on his hands.
It is said that in the past the same funeral home featured a deceased man riding his beloved motorcycle.