While some commenters were a little weirded out on TikTok, the vast majority were moved by the touching tribute from a clearly very loving family.
"bad situation, but love how you're dealing with it!" one wrote. "she would love that. and 50 years from now, her grave will be extremely cool because of the history."
"I love the thought, detail and love that went into this headstone!" another commented.
"Ok but the uniqueness of it & the idea of placing those 'texts' inside are beautiful," a third agreed. "Sounds like she would love it."
A fourth summed up: "it's not funny. but this is so sweet."
And to those who thought the family picnicking at the grave was strange: "It might be a different thing outside of New Zealand, but if you go to any cemetery on a given day, you're bound to find a family having a picnic in the park with a gazebo and tent up," Geoff explained. "It's kind of just normal for us."
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