Ruben Contreras, age 16

Lost to gun violence on November 7, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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    2 he had a very kind heart . he made everyone laugh , made so many of his close friends very happy .
    1 he didnt derserve this , i just pray for his close friends and family </3
    3 Dey said dey gon lmk wen is da funeral, he gone now, dis shit ain’t sound real.
    1 R.i.p ruben, fly high. I'm here rooting,
    4 deese opps ganna understand now. It ain’t no demand. Dey fin learn a lesson.
    1 Ruben built his name out of bricks not hype.
    2 Heartbreaking. May the hope at Acts 24:15 give c ok comfort
    3 Ruben was my bestfriend he was alaways the light to everyones day even if he wasnt okay
    1 we miss you so much 💔

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