I hope he won’t be forgotten.
No, Denise, Daniel won’t be.
Proof of that was yesterday seen everywhere.
Ribbons on cars and letterboxes.
Online avatars changed to include a red ribbon or the Daniel Morcombe Foundation logo.
Parents wearing red in the pick-up line at school; teachers in red supervising children waiting to be picked up.
Ribbons in the hair of teenage girls.
Photos posted on Facebook.
The captain of Daniel’s former school bringing enough red ribbon to school for every student to wear.
Blogs written, each with a special message and story to tell.
Journalists and newsreaders wearing red ties, jackets, coats and dresses.
Veteran newsreaders openly letting emotions bubble over.
Small children talked to, perhaps for the first time, about stranger danger.
Trains filled with commuters wearing red.
Mums and toddlers wearing red in the playground.
A sea of red-clothed Ekka-goers nodding knowingly to each other in sideshow alley.
No, Denise, Daniel will never be forgotten.
THANK-YOU Styling You readers. For every photo posted. Every blog post written. Every Facebook like. And every Twitter retweet.
You’ve sent out a big virtual hug to the Morcombe family. I know they can feel it.