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Idaho woman uses positive power of social media to honor sister

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POST FALLS, Idaho -

It's been more than 30 years, but Melissa Scott still tears up when she thinks about her sister dying.

"She was 3 when my dad was working in Sri Lanka," Scott explained. "She went out to play and she was  bitten by a cobra. That's how she died," Scott said.

She used to lay flowers on her sister's grave every Fourth of July, but since she moved to North Idaho it's gotten harder to make the trip down to California. Her big sister posted in a Perris Facebook group asking if anyone would go put flowers on her grave.

Families came with balloons, teddy bears and flowers. Those that couldn't afford it, offered their support and prayers.

"For us not to be able to go, it was neat to see strangers do it. Just through social media ," Scott said. "Just shows there's a little hope for humanity."

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