Woman's funeral had no attendees, so 30 strangers showed up

(FoxNews.com) - When a New York woman with no family passed away, the call went out for people to attend her funeral.

Amazingly, 30 strangers showed up to serve as Francine Stein’s pallbearers and help bury her during the service Wednesday at a cemetery in Orangetown.

The Journal News reported that after Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach learned that nobody would be attending Stein's funeral, his daughter posted about it on Facebook, asking if anybody was available.

The post was widely shared, and ultimately as many as 30 strangers were present Wednesday to help with the service and pay their respects to Stein.

Stein died at the age of 83. Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach officiated the service and says there was no eulogy because he didn't know anything about the woman. He learned at the cemetery that Stein was a musician and had taught at the Julliard School.

One attendee said she came to the service as a simple act of "human decency."

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