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‘I know they are together’: Brockton joins in vigil for two brothers killed in crash

BROCKTON, Mass — The community in Brockton came together Saturday to honor two teen brothers killed in a car crash earlier this week.

“It feels like we’re at one of their games. Amazing,” says Zakia Boston.

That’s how much Zakia Boston’s sons Makhi and TJ were loved. Hundreds filled the stadium at Brockton High School to remember the football standouts.

Saturday was an evening of praying and singing after the teen brothers were killed in a crash Tuesday night when their car hit a tree in Randolph. Their father Terry Boston, Sr. says although their lives were cut short, they lived it to the fullest.

“Every single person out here, one of the boys touched in some kind of way,” remarked Terry Boston Sr.

The Boston brothers meant so much to so many people. It’s their support that keeps their parents going.

“You see all these kids out here; how can I not be strong? I have to be strong to show these kids to be strong,” says Zakia Boston.

It’s a strength she will need for a lifetime as her boys are forever separated from her on earth, but not from each other.

“I know they are together. They are up there clowning around looking down on us,” says Terry Boston, Sr.

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