Longtime friends and victims of the Uvalde school shooting will be buried next to each other – a decision made by their parents – who say the two share an incredible bond.
Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez and Xavier James Lopez will be buried at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Uvalde this week – their parents will have the friends side by side, according to an interview with ABC News.
The 2 were close friends who attended Robb Elementary School, first meeting as toddlers and continuing to build their friendship growing up together.
As they got older, they would text each other like “I love you” at night…and Annabell wore a necklace with a picture of Xavier on it.
On the day of filming, the two students received awards at school, posing for a photo together before heading back to class…and an hour later, tragedy struck.
21 people died at Robb Elementary — teacher Arnulfo Reyeswho lost Annabell, Xavier and the rest of his classrecalls Xavier always putting a smile on Annabell’s face.
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