Eric's Heroes: A touching gift for an old friend

Friends, community members and admirers of retired pastor Brad Hartt surprised Hartt to sing his favorite hymn that he feared would be forgotten. (KOMO News)

RENTON, Wash. -- The best form of kindness is the humble, natural, sweet kind. It's the kind that reminds us that there are far more good people in the world than bad... and it is the kind you will see in our latest Eric's Heroes story.

A retired pastor named Brad Hartt has a favorite hymn. It is an old and rare hymn, and he was concerned that nobody would know it to be able to sing it at his funeral.

So, some friends and neighbors decided to do something very, very special.

You are going to love this. I promise.

Editor's Note: "Eric's Heroes" is a weekly series airing every Wednesday on KOMO News in the 6 p.m. newscast. If you have a good story about a good person doing good things for the right reasons, share it with Eric by sending an email to

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