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Posted: August 03, 2015

Family remembers late son by hiding toy cars

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

LEHI, Utah —

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A devastating loss has inspired people all over the world to pay it forward.

A Utah family lost their little boy in an unusual accident in 2012.

Carson Cheney was killed when a 100-year-old headstone toppled over on top of him, KUTV reported. The family was at the Utah cemetery visiting the graves of family.

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The 4-year-old's mother told the station her son always had a small car in his hand.

"He was holding a Hot Wheels car when he passed away," Hilary Cheney told KUTV. "I felt strongly that we needed to continue to share Carson's light with these toys."

At first, Carson's Courage Cars were found all over the United States, then the movement spread across the world, with cars being found in Germany, Brazil and Mongolia. 

Each car that is hidden has a tag that reads "Finders Keepers. Please Enjoy this Gift in Honor of Carson Cheney."

We have had an awesome overwhelming response of people asking where they can download the tag to put on some cars to...

Posted by Carson Courage Cars on Sunday, August 2, 2015

Finders are encouraged to post the photo of the car and where it was found. 

Carson car found at the Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania!  So cool, thank you SO much!

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More than 15,000 cars have been hidden across the world, KUTV reported.

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