Edward Sotomayor Jr.
Nicknamed "Top Hat Eddie," Edward, age 34, was known throughout his community for his sweet nature and trademark black top hat. He worked at for Al and Chuck Travel, an agency specializing in vacations catering to the LGBT community and it was more than just a job for him, it was a true passion. He is remembered as an enthusiastic tour guide who brightened the lives all who met him, even giving some the honor of wearing his top hat on occasion.
Friends have described Eddie as having an unshakably positive outlook on life, and for that, today's virtue is positivity. I know it seems hard to to be positive in the light of such a horrible tragedy, but sometimes I like to start with the hardest things first. In honor of Eddie, I encourage everyone to live today with a positive and hopeful attitude.
This will get better guys. It will.