Robert Kenneth Brand
May 13, 1965 - April 28, 2008
Kenny, I miss you so much. I couldn’t even get this far into the post without shedding a tear. The day you died just ripped a whole in all of our hearts. That was the first day in my life when I didn’t care if the whole world saw me crying.
As funny as it sounds, you were like an uncle to me. You were the only father figure in my best friend’s life. You were the most genuine and selfless person I’ve ever met (I even remember you buying Alex and me a video game on YOUR birthday). And you were the first friend that I’ve ever lost. We all miss your infectious smile. Your laugh. Your guacamole green Saturn. The good vibes that you always seemed to spread. I’ll never forget all the good times and laughs we’ve shared. We may still be the same badass kids, or “baybay kids” like you’d say, but I just wish you were still here to see how much we’ve grown. I know you’re looking down on us, and I just want you know the impact you’ve had on our lives.
It’s been three years ago today, and we’re still waiting to hear you knock on the door at Alex’s house to brighten up our day.
Rest in peace, Kenny. I love you and miss you.