A Marine veteran’s final Facebook post of hope is spreading throughout the web after he was killed by a drunk driver on New Year’s Eve.
Matthew served as a Marine in Iraq and had just gotten a job in the medical field. He was also in a Christian motorcycle club.
Matthew DeRemer, 31, was riding his motorcycle in Largo, Florida, when he was struck by a drunk driver, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
DeRemer, an Iraq War veteran who loved to ride his bike, died at the scene, WTSP reported. Steven Lee Clarke, 59, was arrested in the crash, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department.
But DeRemer’s legacy is continuing on social media after his final Facebook post expressing hope for the new year was shared by his friends after his death.
After he died, DeRemer’s friends started to share the message. It has since been shared more than 1,000 times. Many people wrote that it was amazing he could still touch people with such a powerful message after his death.
Friends of Matthew who gathered to remember him said that he made a big impact in the amount of time he was given.