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The Lexington Herald Interviews Aaron’s Family at Computers Plus Repair

The Lexington Herald Interviews Aaron’s Family at Computers Plus Repair

Seth Collins, left (brother of Aaron Collins), Rachel Johnson (sister of Aaron), holding daughter Abigail, 7 months, Rachel’s husband Michael, Tina Rae Collins (mother of Aaron), and the Johnson’s son Elijah, 3, on Friday, July 13, 2012 at Computers Plus Repair in Lexington, Ky. Michael Johnson owns the repair shop. Even after death, Aaron Collins gives on. The technician at Computers Plus Repair died July 7. He was 30. His family wanted to honor his last request, which was to go to a restaurant for pizza and give the server a $500 tip. They raised money to go to Puccini’s in Lexington on July 10 where they surprised server Sarah Ward with $500. Brother Seth Collins and his family made a video to show donors how their money was spent. It went viral. Aaron’s brother Seth started a Web site, aaroncollins.org, to take money to "pay forward" big tips to other deserving servers. The site has raised over $20,000. Photo by David Perry | Staff HERALD-LEADER

The Lexington Herald came by the store Saturday to interview Aaron Collin’s family about the YouTube video Aaron’s Last Wish, which went viral last week (it currently has over 2.1 million views). Aaron worked at Computers Plus Repair up until his sudden death in July. Below is the related article from Kentucky.com.

[Update 9-2-12: Aaron’s family has since donated $4000 in honor of Aaron’s last wish. And they have been interviewed multiple times by various media outlets including the Today Show, CBS This Morning , and several others.  Visit aaroncollins.org for more updates.]

Even after his death, Aaron Collins gives on.

The technician at Computers Plus Repair died July 7. He was 30.

His family wanted to honor his last request, which was to go to a restaurant for pizza and give the server a $500 tip. They raised the money and then went to Puccini’s Smiling Teeth in Lexington’s Chevy Chase Place on July 10 and surprised server Sarah Ward with $500.

Brother Seth Collins and his family made a video to show donors how their money to honor his brother’s last wish was spent and posted it on YouTube.com.

It quickly went viral. Read more