When Gabriella Sicard, a freshman, died in a car accident Wednesday, her friends decided to help make one of her dreams come true -- to trend on Twitter. By Friday morning, #FlyHighGaby was one of the top trends, with the help of Penn Staters and friends of Gaby. Compiled by Anna Orso, TDC reporter
- It started with Penn State students and friends of Gaby from Hanover, PA, tweeting about her death, and urging others to retweet.
- — Emily Angle (@eeangle)Thu, Dec 29 2011 11:36:28So many people have lost their best friend. Gaby will be missed by all so please help her by retweeting. Fly high baby girl! #flyhighgaby
- — Chris Henken (@ChrisHenken)Fri, Dec 30 2011 11:53:01Absolutely amazing how many have RT #flyhighgaby thats what WE ARE all about...I didn't know you gaby but you must have been pretty special
- Then, Penn State athletes got involved.
- — Mike Wallz (@Mike_Wallz)Thu, Dec 29 2011 16:50:01A PSU student passed away early this week, her dream was to trend on twitter, help make her last dream come true RT #FlyHighGaby
- — Quinn Barham (@DurhamBull67)Thu, Dec 29 2011 18:08:56
- — Si Redd (@MomentOfSilas25)Thu, Dec 29 2011 11:36:28
- And then, some celebrities and news organizations took notice -- helping it trend even more.
- — Carly Keilholtz (@CarlyKeilholtz)Thu, Dec 29 2011 11:36:28Snooki, Kourtney Kardashian, Russell Simmons, and Ray Rice all retweeted. <3 There's probably more. Rest easy, pretty girl. <3 #flyhighgaby
- — Angela Renee Simmons (@AngelaSimmons)Fri, Dec 30 2011 08:36:11A Penn State student passed away this week. Her dream was to trend on twitter, help make her dream come true RT #FlyHighGaby
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