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Welcome to the 49 for 49 blog. Check out the kindness projects we've done to honor the Pulse shooting victims.

Luis S. Vielma

Luis S. Vielma

As an attraction operator at Universal Orlando, Luis Vielma helped bring stories to life for families vacationing in our community. One story he loved in particular was the Harry Potter series. In fact, author J.K. Rowling shared her condolences along with a picture of him in Hogwarts dress after the Pulse tragedy.

Like Luis, we love the Harry Potter series and stories of all kinds. That’s why we were all so excited when our school’s book fair opened last week. Molly couldn’t wait to spend her allowance on a few good reads! But during the visit, she and a friend overheard two boys who were upset that they weren’t able to buy anything.

So, as their teacher shared with me, they pooled their money to get something for their classmates. All by themselves. It’s working, folks! We couldn’t be more proud of the girls’ spontaneous kindness.

This one is for you, Luis. You were a part of our community that welcomes guests from around the world. You were a student studying emergency medicine so you could help others. And your friends say you were someone they could trust and rely on. We remember you today.

Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan

Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan

Jonathan A. Camuy

Jonathan A. Camuy