Houston-area man loses boyfriend in Orlando shooting
SUGAR LAND, Texas – The last precious minutes of Stanley Almodovar’s life were captured on Snapchat, in a selfie video, Stanley danced without care inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
He had no idea he was about to die in one of the worst mass shooting in American history.
“We need to stop all of these outrageous shootings. We are all on this earth for only a little time… don’t rob somebody of that,” said Don Torres of Sugar Land.
Torres and Almodovar were boyfriends, in love with each other but separated by distance.
Now, devastated by grief, Torres feels gutted and lost.
In text messages Almodovar sent to Torres, “I miss the way you used to hold me,” and in a message he sent from the nightclub the night of the shooting, only hours before the gunfire he wrote “I love you.”
Upon hearing of the shooting Torres said, “All I could do was cry. I cried, I cried a lot.”
Now Torres is planning to travel to Florida to say goodbye to Almodovar.
“I feel like when I do go back, to go to the funeral and I see his body… that is really going to rock my world,” Torres said.
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Almodovar's family with expenses.