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It's not just big-name celebrities who have been touched by the Berry family. People in Houston have been showing their support this whole month.

The Houston Rockets asked people to donate money in exchange for hugs from the team's mascot. Major League Soccer team the Houston Dynamo, and the consulate general of Israel to the Southwest, also joined in the fundraising.

Even a kid's lemonade stand in Houston raised $1,200 for the family, Adam Berry said.

The Berry family visited Cave of the Winds in Colorado, days before the tragic car crash.

Thursday Houston jewelry store IW Marks hosted a silent auction, and on Saturday, two Houston Chick-Fil-A restaurants will donate 25 percent of their sales to the Joshua and Robin Berry Children's Trust.

Chik-Fil-A store manager Amanda Hodgson, who knows both friends and family of the Berrys, told there will be entertainment and games for the kids at its Kirby location, and when it comes to the fundraising, "the sky's the limit." Her goal is to raise $10,000 by the time the store closes.

Remembering Joshua and Robin Berry

At the funeral for Joshua and Robin Berry, Joshua's youngest brother, Adam, a musician,sang a song he wrote after his father died.

Like their parents, the Berry children's grandfather was killed in a car crash.

Adam's song was posted on YouTube as well as the Berry's facebook page, which now has more than 24,000 "likes" and remains a digital memorial to the couple, as well as a way for people to show love for the family.

Joshua Berry, who ran a health care staffing company called Berry Healthcare, and his wife, Robin, an event planner, were both well-known in Houston, especially within the Jewish community.

Nearly 2,000 people attended their funeral July 6.

"My brother was a really amazing person," Matthew Berry told "He really was constantly striving to improve himself, learn new things, meet new people."

While looking at his brother's diary in the days following his death, Matthew said he found philosophical musings about how to be the best father possible.

"His kids were his hobby," Matthew Berry said.

Adam Berry, 38, described his brother Joshua as "prolific at living," saying his brother and his wife, Robin, who met through a Jewish dating service, were "really good together."

They were married for 11 years.

The distracted driver who hit the Berrys may be charged with criminally negligent homicide and injury to a child. The Fort Stockton district attorney's office told that a grand jury would convene in August to make that decision. Matthew Berry told its family has no plans to sue.

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