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This Letter to a 6-Year-Old Sandy Hook Victim From His Best Friend Will Leave You Speechless
Photo Credit: Twitter/@Yamiche and USA Today

This Letter to a 6-Year-Old Sandy Hook Victim From His Best Friend Will Leave You Speechless

"I will talk to you in my prayers."

Many Americans are still trying to wrap their heads around the horror that befell Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday. As the victims are laid to rest, new stories continue to emerge from the survivors -- many of whom hid from the gunman or fled for their lives. Among the more recent media accounts is a somber tale -- a letter that a young boy named John wrote to his best friend, six-year-old Jack Pinto, one of the 20 children tragically murdered.

The note, while short, encapsulates the level of devastation being felt, while stirring deep and intense emotion, especially when considering the unimaginable pain and loss that such young survivors are facing. As reported by GawkerUSA Today reporter Yamiche Alcindor took a picture of the letter, which included pictures of John and Jack, and posted it to Twitter.

Photo Credit: Twitter/@Yamiche and USA Today

In it, John shared his love for his friend, promising to "talk" to him in his prayers. The words are short and to the point, yet stirring, especially considering that they come from such a small child:


You are my best friend.

We had fun together.

I will miss you.

I will talk to you in my prayers.

I love you Jack.



Jack was laid to rest on Monday. A football fan, the young boy was memorialized by New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz this week, who put the child's name on his cleats and gloves. The messages the famed player wrote read, "Jack Pinto 'My Hero' and "R.I.P. Jack Pinto."

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Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell is the director of communications and content for PureFlix.com, whose mission is to create God-honoring entertainment that strengthens the faith and values of individuals and families. He's a former senior editor at Faithwire.com and the former faith and culture editor at TheBlaze. He has contributed to FoxNews.com, The Washington Post, Human Events, The Daily Caller, Mediaite, and The Huffington Post, among other outlets. Visit his website (billyhallowell.com) for more of his work.