(FOX News) - It's the story of a boy and his pig and the community that's helped 12-year-old Heath Hendry through hard times following the death of his mom.
"She loved him better than life itself. And he did her," said Janet Hendry, Heath's grandmother.
Her daughter, Tamara, was a kindergarten teacher and single mom who died of a heart attack last year. But Heath pressed on and showed a pig at the Hardee County Fair.
What happened was astounding: His pig sold for $170 a pound, bringing a total of $47,000 that night, along with donations that followed.
Copyright 2017 FOX 11 Los Angeles: Download our mobile app for breaking news alerts or to watch FOX 11 News | Follow us on Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and YouTube. Be a citizen journalist for FOX 11 and get paid - download the Fresco News App today.