I have met a lot of people in my life. And sometimes there are people who are just magnetic. Where every instant you’re around them feels real, authentic, and memorable. And if we’re lucky, we get to call these people friends.

These friends are the ones who really listen, who make an effort to understand, who reach out and go that extra step to make you feel loved, seem free of petty judgments, make you feel like family. These are the ones where just the thought of them brings a smile to your face. These individuals are the ones who fuel my faith in the future of humanity. And faith in myself. For me, in my life, these people have been rare. So, I treasure them.

Bruce was one of those people. I wish I had more times with him. My heart breaks for his family, and the world, as it’s a little less bright today.

I wish you all could have known him. I’ll miss you, buddy.