JONESVILLE, N.C --- A triad man remembered his best friend through a Thanksgiving dinner in his honor.

It was tradition for Theo Kakouras and Keith Combs to have Thanksgiving dinner at Theo's Italian Restaurant in Jonesville.

That ended when Keith died of cancer in 2007, but the annual Thanksgiving dinner lives on.

Theo and Keith believed that everyone should have a happy Thanksgiving even when times get tough.

Theo says that it would mean the world to Keith that they are continuing the tradition they started.