Since her disappearance, 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard has stolen the hearts of Alabamians and people across the country.

The news of her possible remains being found is not sitting well with residents in her hometown of Homewood.

When driving around the city of Homewood, you will see blue bows on mailboxes or businesses.

The bows offer people hope and its bringing the community together in ways one resident hasn’t seen before.

“I think that it takes a village. I think that you need a community of support when you’re dealing with a tragedy of this magnitude.  The Harris family lives in West Homewood, and I feel like the Homewood community has surrounded them throughout this whole ordeal” says Homewood resident, Damaris Hamilton.

Homewood Mayor Scott McBrayer says he hopes the bows offer some comfort to her family.

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