North Dakota Farmer Pays Homage to Prince by Plowing ‘Love Symbol’ into Corn Field

Photo by Gene Hanson via AP
The retired farmer says he has always loved Prince's classic track "Purple Rain" and the news of his death warranted some kind of tribute.

The death of musical legend Prince hit one North Dakota man particularly hard so he decided to honor him in a beautiful way. 

On Friday, Gene Hanson, a now retired farmer, plowed Prince's love symbol into his corn field. 

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Hanson, 75, told AP that he has always loved Prince's classic track "Purple Rain" and the news of his death warranted some kind of tribute. When he was done plowing, Hanson hopped in his airplane to get an aerial look at his work to find that the symbol turned out much better than he expected! 

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While the football field-sized version of the field is now gone as the field was seeded on Monday, this just about the most fantastic way to pay homage to a man who was so much more than just his music. 

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