Disney World to honor toddler killed by alligator with special monument

Walt Disney World has announced its plan to commemorate Lane Graves, the 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator during a vacation to the Orlando, Florida, theme park, on the one-year anniversary of his death.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, the company will erect a lighthouse sculpture, which is the symbol of the Lane Thomas Foundation, in an undisclosed location on its property in memory of the young boy.

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Social reaction to death of 2-year-old boy killed by alligator at Disney resort
Lane Graves, 2 Rest In Peace, little man. https://t.co/QgnZkLzHnF
This is so tragic. And in Orlando too! 😓https://t.co/RsQSfhsyIB
That poor baby at Disney :(
3rd tragedy in #Orlando. #Disney resort, Alligator snatches child, persumed dead. #God be with those mourning. #Tragic .
My prayers go out to the family that lost their baby to the Alligator in Disney World. That's so traumatizing 😪.
A 2 year old was dragged into the lakes at walt Disney world by a alligator in Orlando . So heartbreaking omg😢💔
I couldn't even begin imagine... -Alligator grabs toddler, drags him into lagoon at Disney hotel, police say https://t.co/yEhS1CTYxC
My heart goes out to the British family at Disney resort, who's two year old baby has been grabbed by a alligator.. Shocking #DisneyOrlando
that little boy in disney noooo 😢
If ANYONE wants to blame those poor parents in the alligator incident at Disney, talk to me.They did the same thing I've done w/my kids.
Woke up to the news about that poor 2 yearold at Disney and the comments from the horrible soulless people saying the patents deserve it WTF
Orlando cannot seem to catch a break. 😔 Praying for the family who just lost their 2yr old to an alligator at Disney. 💔

"To provide continued awareness of the foundation and its mission, we've commissioned an original sculpture of the lighthouse the foundation uses as a symbol of love and hope, to be installed on our property this summer," George A. Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort, said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Lane Thomas Foundation was set up by Lane's parents, Matt and Melissa Graves, in order to provide support for families suffering through intense times of tragedy.

Lane was snatched by an alligator as he played at the water's edge at Seven Seas Lagoon in front of his family on June 14, 2016, and dragged into the water despite his parents' best efforts to save him.

His body was recovered the next day by police divers, providing a tragic end to the search.

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