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Loving Llamas

Two beloved llamas helped lay their owner, an Ohio farmer, to rest by acting as the honor guard in his funeral on Friday, the Star Tribune reported.

Four other llamas from a statewide drill team helped lead the funeral procession for Terry McCrone, 61, who died of cancer on Feb. 7.

McCrone raised llamas on his farm, Divine Providence Farm, in Plymouth Township.

The News-Herald said the llamas wore purple ribbons at the funeral to represent the family farm.

During the eulogy, Rev. Bob Ladygo, pastor of Bible Baptist Church, told of the llamas looking in the window to check on McCrone once he fell ill.

“It was as if they were telling him that now it was their turn to take care of him,� he said.

The ribbons tied around the llamas' necks were tied into an unbroken loop to represent the “unbroken chain of love� Donna Moore, leader of the drill team, said.

The loop was given to McCrone's wife, Tara, and daughter, Kati.