MONTICELLO - A collection of photographs taken outside of Champaign Illinois while fellow farmers organized a tribute for young Kyle Hendrix, a 31 year old Monticello farmer who died losing a battle with cancer, is touching the hearts of Americans nationwide.
The moving photos - by Matt Rubel - hit the web this week and document how Illinois' farming community cares for each other. Not only was equipment from miles around brought in, the farmers are harvesting the Hendrix crop for the young widow and children.
The tribute is an example, Rubel says, of what makes Midwest America so special. The full photography collection can be found on viralnova.com.