Posted by: leothegeo | 2013/12/07

Chilean Locality Of Pelluhue To Name Street After The Late Paul Walker

The Mayor of the tiny locality of Pelluhue,  Maule Region in southern Chile, Nelson Leal, decided to name a street after the late Paul Walker. The decision was taken after Mr. Leal heard of the tragic accident and remembered Walker’s humanitarian aid/assistance to victims of the 2010 Chile Earthquake, where Pelluhue was one of many localities in the country to be severely battered.

Nelson Leal said, “I didn’t know him until after the earthquake because I wasn’t on site, but one has to recognise the effort when you see people of that level who travel across the continent to help out”.

Walker was present in Chile through his foundation, Walker Reach Out Worldwide, which was created right after the 2010 Haiti Earthquake.

Several citizens of Pelluhue claim to have remembered that he had taken the opportunity to surf on the ocean’s waves while visiting the area. It’s because of that collective memory that the new street name will be officially unveiled between December 11 and 13 during a surf championship. According to Leal, the municipality will try to persuade the U.S Embassy to be present during the ceremony.

R.I.P / Q.E.P.D Paul.



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