I’ll never forget the moment I found out he died.
If there is every life changing (a death of someone you know/knew or another tragedy) news please wait a respectable amount of time for everyone to find out before going to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or any social media. Let people get that chance and for them not to be scrolling down their feeds, minding their own business and BAM are hit with such news. It is honestly the most horrible feeling. I found out in a dining hall in the middle of public, never expecting it. Please before you go to social media, give people time to spread the news to others and breathe and come into realization of their own. I sat in shock for several hours after finding out. Please just respect others and think of them before doing something as rash as this. Rest in Peace Kevin O’Rourke, you were a good friend to my family and someone I fondly remembered growing up. Thank you for your heroism and service.