A great kid died today. Unfortunately, I was not given the chance to meet him personally. He calls me “Ate”, chats with me whenever he is given the chance just to say Hi, and says goodbye after a few minutes because he needs to go back to work.
His facebook home page is full of messages hours after he passed away. His friends and family changed their profile photo with their happy memories with him. That is how loved and missed he is by his family, friends, and even strangers like me whose lives he had touched because of his innocence and simplicity.
Goodbye for now, Nino! Heaven is a happier place now because you are there! Please give Nanay a hug for me and tell him stories about your Kuya Macnel.
“When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you’re the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson