A grown man was filmed urinating on the memorial of a nine-year-old boy who died of cancer.
The shocking clip shows a man in blue jeans and a black shirt with his back to the camera.
Laughter can be heard as he stands in a children’s play park in Philadelphia, New Jersey, urinating on the memorial of Christian Clopp in broad daylight.
The all-access playground was opened following the young boy’s death seven years ago.
When the video was posted on social media on Sunday Christian’s father Mark reacted with dispair.
He wrote: “I don’t understand this world today.
“A friend of ours came over today to inform us that a video was posted of two scumbags urinating on Christian’s memorial at his playground.”
Amidst the outrage was a glimmer of hope and decency however.
Local men Paul Burgan and Desmond Walker came forward to clean the memorial.
“We went down here, came with gloves, sanitizer and we got it cleaned up,” Mr Walker told CBS Local.
Burgan added: “We come together. This is our community.
“When stuff like this happens, we come together. We take care of what needs to be done.”
Bryan Bellace and Daniel Flippen, both 23 years old, are now facing charges in connection with the video.
Bellace was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal mischief, lewdness and having an open alcoholic beverage in a park.
According to police, Bellace was the man seen urinating on the memorial.
Police say Flippen filmed the video and was charged with having an open alcoholic beverage in a park.