What a beautiful observation. One that I too, saw many years ago. It happened for me, when I went to a funeral (before becoming a JW) and I knew the man had a terrible reputation and was really not a nice person. Yet everyone found only the good in him at his funeral.
I thought then that the religions had it so wrong about "bad" people going to a burning hellfire. If mere man can see the good in all things, then I realized that god does too. And, that it is religion poluting everything. Too bad I was too young to see that JW's were just as wrong--even if they didn't believe in a burning hellfire, they believed in even worse things.