You had a heart of gold. You were always kind to everyone and protective of me. You always made me feel safe.
You stood up for me in the fives when Matthew Pelly punched me on the roof, and you had the courage in eighth grade to get my backpack back from the homeless man in houston street park. And you were kind every day in between, to all of us. I think of you often because to this day you remain one of the most noble, genuine, good hearted people I have ever met.
My entire family loves you, and always has. They will be devestated. I don't regularly go on facebook but I learned of this tragedy from logging on today. We all talk about you from time to time, even my mom's secretary Mary, who always asks, "How is king Max," because you were the king in our 5th grade pageant.
This is tragic news. I really loved you so much Max. And I am sorry that I was not at your memorial to tell your family the impact you had on my life. You cared for me like a sister, walking me home so many days, being easy on me in judo tournaments, always looking after me.
We will never ever forget you Max. You were golden for all of us.
Sending your family so much love.