It has been exactly one year since the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde, Texas. As previously reported by REVOLT, on the morning of May 24, 2022, a gunman entered the campus and fatally shot 19 children and two adults in a crime that shocked the nation.

On the anniversary of their deaths, parents, loved ones, and the community are still trying their best to come to terms with the senseless act. Brett Cross lost his son Uziyah “Uzi” Garcia, 10, in the attack and has since become an advocate for gun reform. “While tomorrow is the one year mark of the Robb Elementary Massacre in Uvalde, today, around 10 P.M., is the last time I saw Uzi, as I told him to go to bed, ruffled his hair and told him I loved him. I didn’t see him on the 24th as I left for work before the kids got up for school,” he tweeted yesterday (May 23) morning.

Cross’ heartbreaking post continued, in part, saying, “A year today since I heard his voice, heard him say, ‘I love you’… I’m trying so hard not to break today.” The grieving father urged others to “hug your babies because you never know WHEN you will end up in this position.” This week, CNN released additional bodycam video from the deadly Uvalde shooting at the request of several parents. One woman’s child was featured in the recording. “Jamie Torres thinks it’s important for the world to see this footage. She wants officers who were in the hallway that day to understand what Khloie went through and hopes police responding to future school shootings will learn from it,” the disturbing clip disclosed.

In the video, Torres’ young daughter cried on a school bus minutes after being rescued. She had covered herself in someone else’s blood, hoping that she could stay alive by playing dead. As an officer tried to console the child by telling her that her friend was okay, Khloie responded, “No, she’s gone,” as she wept harder. “I’m still crying for these Angels [who] I never met. Sending lots of love and prayers [to] Uvalde, Texas,” a tweet read.

See how others are remembering the lives lost and greatly impacted below.