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Florida boy's self-portrait goes viral after he dies in freak accident

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    Calder is seen holding the self-portrait he made of himself about five months before his death.

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    Calder's self-portrait has since gone viral, with celebrities, politicians and athletes taking to Facebook and Twitter to post pictures of themselves with the drawing.

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    Miami Heat star Chris Bosh remembers Calder by taking a picture with the boy's self-portrait

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    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida is seen holding Calder's portrait.

The self-portrait of a Florida boy who died in a tragic swimming accident has gone viral -- with the drawing, titled "Mr. Awesome," shown in the hands of celebrities, politicians and pro-athletes all over social media. 

Calder Jacob Sloan died April 13 -- just days after he turned 7 -- when high voltage from a faulty light inside the family's swimming pool electrocuted him. 

After Jim, a family friend, began a social media campaign with the self-portrait Calder drew about five months ago, celebrities and senators -- including Miami Heat player Chris Bosh -- began spreading the drawing all over social media sites.

Calder's family says the colorful self-portrait of a beaming young boy, with the words "Mr. Awesome" on top if it, is a symbol of his fun-loving and adventurous spirit. 

The portrait could be seen on display at the American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami, and The Miami Seaquarium is considering naming a newborn dolphin "Awesome" in the boy's memory.

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