Brian Curtis is surrounded by hundreds of sunrise and sunset photos and artwork in his hospice room. Nearly 4,000 have been submitted.
There's no such thing as "small town" on the World Wide Web.
There, acts of kindness spread faster than cancer cells.
The cancer was terminal. But legacies, those are forever.
And Brian Curtis' legacy is somehow fleeting and reoccurring, predictable yet unique, universal made personal.
Maybe that's why it caught on.
Brian Curtis' favorite color has been sky blue pink since he was 5 years old and his mother explained it in the garden.
"She told me it was when the sunrise or sunset made blue and pink in the sky, and that they just forgot to label it," he said in a whisper because that's all the lung cancer would allow.
Like father, like son.