This Person's Last Message to His Best Friend Before the Las Vegas Shooting Will Make You Call Your Loved Ones

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On Sunday, October 1, at least 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured at the Harvest festival, an outdoor concert in Las Vegas. This event marked the largest mass shooting in modern American history, and simultaneously acted as a sobering reminder about how precious life is, especially that of our loved ones, and how easily it can be disrupted

  • Imgur user Upvotes4Everybody felt this when he realized what his last texts to his best friend, who was at the festival with her husband, were.

    The two were exchanging funny but well-intentioned texts -- you know, like the kind you jokingly send to your own loved ones. The conversation ended on a meme.

    Upvotes4Everybody labeled the lighthearted messages as "what could have been the last message I ever sent one of my best friends," according to the Imgur post.

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  • After the news of the shooting broke, Upvotes4Everybody felt compelled to text his best friend and make sure she was safe.

    "I'm just so happy her and her husband are ok and I'm able to give her a hug tomorrow," he wrote. "Please just take a moment to tell your family and friends how much you love them today. I almost made one of the biggest mistakes of my life tryna be funny."

    It took the best friend about 20 minutes to respond, which Upvotes4Everybody said felt like a panic attack that he hasn't had in years. 
  • The post really resonated with people; users noted how important it is to always tell your loved ones how much you appreciate them.

    Some even shared their own regretful stories of not telling others how much they loved them, and how unfortunately those moments ended up being their last chance. "Before I left to work, I had a fight with my bf, and for the first time ever, I didn't say my usual 'love you,'" someone wrote. "He died that day."

    Other commenters also admitted to being affected by the Las Vegas shooting. "My best friend was recording, standing right next to her boss that ended up with a bullet in her shoulder," someone else commented. "Freaked me the f*ck out."

  • Many also reminded Upvotes4Everybody that his joking comments were still a sign of affection, even if they weren't explicit.

    Even though that may be true, it's still important to take a few seconds out of your day to remind others how much they matter to you, no matter which words you decide to use.

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