Florida boy’s self-portrait goes viral after he dies in freak accident

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(FoxNews) The self-portrait of a Florida boy who died in a tragic swimming accident has gone viral — with the drawing, titled “Mr. Awesome,” shown in the hands of celebrities, politicians and pro-athletes all over social media.

Calder Jacob Sloan died April 13 — just days after he turned 7 — when high voltage from a faulty light inside the family’s swimming pool electrocuted him.

After Jim, a family friend, began a social media campaign with the self-portrait Calder drew about five months ago, celebrities and senators — including Miami Heat player Chris Bosh — began spreading the drawing all over social media sites.

Calder’s family says the colorful self-portrait of a beaming young boy, with the words “Mr. Awesome” on top if it, is a symbol of his fun-loving and adventurous spirit.

The portrait could be seen on display at the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami, and The Miami Seaquarium is considering naming a newborn dolphin “Awesome” in the boy’s memory.

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