READ: The most powerful, emotional quotes from mourners at George Floyd’s funeral Tuesday

Emotional and inspiring service for George Floyd
Emotional and inspiring service for George Floyd

HOUSTON – Tuesday was a solemn day for thousands of Houstonians who gathered to mourn and honor Houston-native George Floyd. People were moved to stand along the procession route for hours in the heat to pay their respects to a man who moved a generation to fight against racial inequities.

Here are some of the most powerful quotes from mourners Tuesday:

“I feel honored very very honored when the casket — it brought tears — it got to me like I said earlier it didn’t have to be that way. I think about maybe he would have been sitting down with his little girl. It really hurts,” said mourner Tarita Felix.

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“I’m mad. They’re burying my brother," said Cal Wayne, a friend of George Floyd. “He was everything. My hero. My inspiration. My mentor. My big brother. My security. My teacher. Everything.”

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“He was a good person he was a really good person, and his mother was so good to us it’s just a lot to take right now we love him so much," said Gloria Wright, a close friend of Floyd’s mother.

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