It was a night to remember for those who attended it. In the midst of the carolers singing there were many wet eyes there as well.
Chris Bradley, a long-time meteorologist in the Columbus area, was honored Sunday night at a Christmas Tree Lighting in the City of Worthington.
The event organizer said while lighting the tree, “It’s appropriate that Chris is a weatherman because he is the definition of sunshine.” She added, “The Worthington community sends you love and sunshine in this dark time.”
Bradley couldn’t attend the ceremony as he is fighting a tough battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and has been moved to a hospice for treatment. In the past he has hosted the event. Bradley was diagnosed in March of 2017.
The singing began with “You are my Sunshine” as the crowd turned to Bradley and his family’s neighborhood. It continued through the lighting ceremony as Santa arrived.
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Posted by 10TV – WBNS on Sunday, November 25, 2018
Carolers in the hundreds made their way to Chris’s front yard, and sang in an effort to lift his, and his family’s spirits.
He watched. He sang. Several times he stood and waved.
Bradley was very moved as he said, “I didn’t know how many people were going to be here. I was so surprised. It was overwhelming. And it showed such great gratitude from our neighborhood to other people. I’m just humbled. Really, I’m humbled.”