Caz Lupus is a 36-year-old handyman, husband, and father of three from Lindon, Utah. Everyone who knows Caz says he’s the consummate neighbor, always there to lend a hand no matter what.
Then his neighbors learned Caz was battling stage 4 melanoma cancer that has metastasized to his lungs.
Chad Harvie — Caz’s best friend since childhood — wanted to do something extra special for Caz, his wife, and their three daughters.
Chad is a “go big or go home” type of guy, and he wasted no time in erecting a massive Christmas tree on the Lupus’ lawn using two 55-foot-tall cranes and thousands of lights. “We want their kids to have this tree and its thousands of lights to be symbolic of all the people that love and care about him and his family.”
“Caz pulled into his driveway after his treatment last night to a very large group of his family and friends,” his friend wrote on a GoFundMe page set up for the family. “His lifetime friend moved mountains and had the same crew that does city lights in our area donate the lights, time, and energy to light up the tree like the noonday sun. It was absolutely breathtaking!”
In the clip below, Caz and his family see their surprise holiday display and the glorious, glowing tree that now graces their yard. He was so touched that he could barely hold back the tears.
Footage provided by KSTU Salt Lake City