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Community Mourns Loss Of Boy Killed Hours After His Father’s Funeral

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CHESTER, Pa. -

The loss of a little boy is weighing heavily on a community, but they're coming together to mourn his loss and help his family.

4-year-old Karder Hardy died in a vehicle accident in Chester on Saturday, just hours after attending his own father's funeral.

The incident that claimed the little boy's life has been ruled an accident, but that does not make it any easier for those who taught and loved Karder Hardy.

Fox 29's Bruce Gordon reports after visiting the Apple Pie Daycare on Tuesday, where adults and children are trying to cope with the loss.

Hardy's inquisitive classmates have noticed his absence, and his teachers hardly know what to say.

"I just tell them that Karder's not here with us anymore. He's in a better place," said Karder's teacher Brandi Gilliam.

In a room full of precocious kids, his teachers say Karder stood out.

"He had the brightest smile. Even when he got upset, he'd say, 'I just want a hug!' he was just an awesome kid," said teacher Charhessha Queen.

Denisha Myers has set up a bake sale and donation jar to help Karder's family deal with the financial consequences of their double loss.

Myers says the family should not have to worry about money at a time of unspeakable tragedy.

"It's very hurtful. It's painful. It's very overwhelming for me because I would think about if it was my own," Myers said.

If you would like to donate to the fund for Karder Hardy, please call Apple Pie Day Care at 610-447-1222.

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