Ever wished that you didn't have to leave your car to view a loved one who has died?
A Virginia funeral home, Farmville's Oliver & Eggleston Funeral Establishment, is now offering drive-thru viewing services. The company is staying consistent with its motto: "Services That's Distinctive--Experience The Difference."
"It's designed for people who have disabilities or...inclement weather," President Carl Eggleston told WTVR. "You can have a regular viewing in a regular room, and then at night, if we want to roll you over here, and put you in here, we can put the person in here."
Other drive-thru funeral viewings are reportedly on offer in California, Chicago and Louisiana. But it's thought that Oliver & Eggleston -- which also provides horse-drawn hearses, as well as other unusual accommodations -- is the first business to offer this service in the Old Dominion.
"Somebody's got to be the first one," Eggleston told WTVR. "We just offer the families something different, so they have options."
"I guess because it's new, people aren't used to it," one local resident told WSET. "But it could possibly catch on."
Indeed, while no one has yet purchased the drive-thru option, Eggleston told WSET the service is attracting attention.
"I get a lot of calls and a lot of people come by just to take photographs of it," he said.WSET.com - ABC13