The number of stories that are coming out about students and faculty who were involved in the school shooting in Parkland, Florida is becoming very overwhelming. These students and teachers experienced the ultimate nightmare and it is something that they will never forget. Far too many people lost friends and loved ones during that horrific day.
We have all seen the videos that students were posting on social media during the shooting and heard stories about families being able to text and talk to their loved ones during the hellish ordeal to know if they were safe. Unfortunately, for some, it was the last conversation they had with them.
This heartbreaking conversation was just shared on social media.
According to Love What Matters, Brothers, Sam and Matthew Zeif shared emotional text messages with each other during the frightening moments a gunman was storming the halls of their school on Feb. 14.
Sam, 18, and Matthew, 14, both attend Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School in Parkland and were frantically texting to check on each other’s safety.
“Are you okay,” a worried Sam texted his younger brother.
“Hopefully. Just know, I love you,” a frightened Matthew replied. “You’re the best brother.”
“We’re gonna get out of here I promise,” Sam assured him.
Matthew asked if the police had arrived because his teacher had just died and was sitting in the doorway.
“Yes,” Sam told him.
“I’m on 3rd floor you think I’m ok?,” Matthew asked his elder brother.
“Don’t do anything. Don’t DO ANYTHING. Do you understand?,” Sam replied.
Both brothers made it out of the school safely, and are now reflecting on how the terrifying experience has brought them closer.
“Scariest part of it all was knowing my little brother was right above me and not knowing if I would ever see him again. I’ve never really treated him the way he deserved,” Sam tweeted the day after the shooting. “Not anymore. Seeing his face outside of school was the most relief I had ever felt. My prayers to all.”
He tweeted that his other little brother is in sixth grade and that he’ll “worry every day” for his safety.
I am sure both of these boys were terrified for their lives but felt comfort in knowing the other one was close by. It is also a great reminder to cherish your loved ones because you really never know when their life will be over.