This is a place to add your messages to Aiden.
I’ve always thought about you since you died. And that’s not a lie, I’ve come on here about 10 times since you died years and tears ago. I only met you once, but I’ll never forget it now. Because it was also years ago at the same time of your death that I was being bullied. I cannot forget it, I always have that pain stabbing at my heart. Now that it’s over and everybody has forgotten and life still goes on I still have to live with this pain every day. I cannot say I haven’t contemplated suicide, just to get back at the people who hurt me. But your story and all the loving people surrounding you inspire me to go and spread a message of love so that one day, ALL the people who are thought of as weird or different can live just like everyone else. In peace and in harmony.
Hi, Aiden- Just wanted you to know that we’re taking very good care of George the Nose-Quarter Monkey. He’s in a place of honor in Julia’s room.
We love and miss you beyond words, honey, and will never forget you. You profoundly changed our lives.
Lots and lots of love to your Moms, too. .
Hey, it’s your little sister. It’s been a long time since I’ve had the strength to face this. And I’m so sorry, I’ve been neglectful. I will never forget about you. I still keep your jacket that you gave me for my 12th birthday on my bed. Remember? I was 10, you came into my life when Cate brought you to my house as a new friend from school. I can still recall that same black studded Tripp jacket that now resides on my bed, draped over your shoulders, with your blonde hair up in a messy ponytail. You loved drawing and you would let me keep some of your doodles, so my untalented self would do the same. But you always accepted them with a huge smile. You knew how much I loved that jacket, so you said that when I turned twelve years old it would be my birthday present. When that time finally came, I had completely forgotten about our little agreement. But I came over to your house, when you lived in Bethesda, and met you in the basement shortly after my birthday. When I walked in, you just smiled at me and picked up a jacket from your pile of laundry and handed it to me and said, “Happy birthday, little sister. Don’t you remember?” I’ve loved you since that moment you walked into my house with that messy blonde ponytail on top of your head, and I continued to do the same when your voice deepened and your hair got shorter. And I continue to do so, even when you can’t be here to say I love you too.
Aiden, we didn’t know each other, but I heard that you’re one of the coolest. I understand how bad bullying is, and me, along with Erika, have tried to eliminate bullying. I wish I could’ve known you and I would’ve defended you from those huge jerks. You’re in my heart Aiden.
I never knew you, I found you on a friends fb picture, and when I asked who you were, I got the sad response that you had died last year. I wanted to know you. Every time I’m sad I go on this website and watch the video’s. I know their supposed to be sad, but they make me smile. You changed so many people for the better. Thank you. You helped open peoples minds.The world and all your friends and family were so lucky to have had someone like you, if only for a short while. I wish it had been longer, and I wish we had met. I hope you move on to have the life you wanted. RIP. I love you ❤
Aiden I don’t think I can ever thank you enough for being the best friend I have ever had in my entire life. For a while after your suicide I was numb. It didn’t hit me regularly.. it was easy to suck up and remember the great few years. Now, almost a year and a half later, I frequently look back and cry. If I were told to articulate the connection we had, the only closest way I could put it is we were brothers. Not brothers like you were to all the kids younger then us, and I know this because it wasn’t until early 2010 that I finally called you my brother one day and you replied “what did you say?!” See! were brothers!” Yes Aiden, we were, and always will be. You have made me learn to accept myself and love who I am. The song from Wicked that plays on the homepage video to this site made me SOB. I know all the words from when I was a kid and it seriously applies to how we so suddenly parted. I never deleted your contact out of my old phone, and I texted you for almost a full year until I got sent away over last summer. When you sent me that text on the 22nd I was so stupid for not taking the situation more seriously. I hope you can forgive me because I feel so terrible for being one of the 2 who was awake to respond and not able to calm you down. I don’t blame myself, but I would give anything to take that night back. Aiden I could fill up a book with letters to you, notes, doodles. In fact I did for a few months after April. I recently re-discovered the book and have since reflected over and added to it. To all the people out there who are struggling and may happen to one day stumble across this and decide to read it, please know there is always someone out there who is willing to listen. Aiden poured his heart out to all of us and somehow never allowed it to empty fully. I thank you for being such an inspirational part of my life, you will always be loved, and one day I promise I will bring good-connotation to your name and your story.
2:28AM Wednesday September 28th 2011.
Awh Aiden, I just heard about you… And you seem like such a sweet, wonderful guy. You were a great asset to this world, and although I never met you, I wish I could have. Love you! ❤
I’m so, so sorry for your loss. From what I know from reading the The Gazette today, he sounds like he was such a beautiful boy and his passing was a great loss to many. My heartfelt condolences go out to you all. ❤
I never got to meet you… but I miss you so much it hurts.
so many christmas times to remember- the first one when your mommy got malcolm that wool hat and you reached out , took it from his head and wanted to wear it.
A few christmas visits ago when you and malcolm put the fake cracked window on my car and giggled at my response….
memories of your spirit will take me past this feeling of why celebrate this year.
ive never met you, but the way you touched so many people is amazing. although i wont ever have the pleasure of meeting you, i miss you and i know you from stories about all the fun wonderful things you did. my school did a play called the laramie project, and so many thought of you and your struggle. i hope you are happier and i hope you see how much you are missed and loved.
Something is happening Aiden.
People are hearing and recreating the cry of anguish over LGBT intolerance and bullying.
Today , in my city , high schools were a blanket of purple- signifying a war on homophobic bullying. Announcements proclaimed a war on bullying and LGBT intolerance crimes. Youth were directed towards helpful resources like the Trevor Project and It Gets Better on utube. But mostly just the fact that purple was everywhere was important. I was downtown and passed all ages wearing purple in Kingston.
I sit tonight wondering how this would have effected you and your daily struggle.
Will it reach into the tortured souls of those still struggling? Is it going to turn the tide? I just wonder if it is a fluff of a day and then the next thing will come along.
I must believe that some kids in kingston high schools maybe felt a lifeline snuggly about them today in a visual way so that the next time a bully slurs black energy in their face tomorrow- because they will….those same kids will be able to survive another day on their way out of high scholl and onto life where ….it gets better.
Hey Aiden!!! Guess what! I am 20 days away from having 9 months sober! I know you’re so proud of me!!!
College sucks, but waking up to your smiling face every morning makes it a little easier. Miss you, honeybee. ❤
In 2 days I will have 8 months sober Aiden….I know you’re so prousd of me!
I will Always miss you. I still can’t comprehend why you did this to me and everyone else, but I do know, I have to accept the things I can not change. I will never forget the day we met. I was so drunk and heavily suicidal. But you drew me away from those thoughts and saved my life, even though you didn’t know me. We went to the park after I felt your love and we made out on the slide, while Cate stood there laughing. From then on, I knew we’d be best friends.
Everytime I saw you, you would light up my life with those sparkling eyes and wide smile. You and I had amazing times together, and I’ll never forget them. I looked at you as a brother, and you looked back the same way. I remember you introducing me to all your girlfriends as your boyfriend…lol, they sure got a kick out of that. My eighteenth birthday was one of my fondest memories of you. Especially when I projectile vomitted in front of Chipotle and you stodd next to it and exclaimed, “IT’S TALLER THAN I AM!!!” You always made me laugh and smile, and you would always make my mood so much better.
Even though you are gone from this physical world, I still feel your soul and your love all around me. I hope/know you are in a better place now, Where your smile warms everyone around you. When I close my eyes…I see you, when I fall asleep…I dream of you, when I look to the sky…I feel you, when the wind blows…I hear you. You’re everywhere to me. Rest in peace my friend, and may you never forget me and all the people you have touched with your heart. I love you with all my being.
❤ Zack Bregman ❤
Aiden Grimlock will NEVER be forgotten.
Aiden help me with the serenity prayer:
Aiden, grant me the serenity to accept the things i can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
A prayer from me to Aiden:
Guide me through the darkness and help me find happier and brighter days.
I miss you so much. I miss you so so much. Il never have another valentines day quite as wonderful and the one you , me, greg, leah, and cisco took over. I love you so much. please hear me.
Almost two months baby. I think of you everyday. I’m sure I will for the rest of my life. I’m bringing everything I have from you to college with me. I’m never letting you go. I miss you
Hey Aidey. 🙂 Ms. White stole my painting of you. Remember her? Yeah, well. She’s a thief as well as a horrible teacher. I really wanted to give it to your moms, but oh well. It’s hanging up in the hallway at school. I hope you like it, even if I did get a little cheesy with it. Sorry babe. I’ll try and post it on here if I can get a picture, okay?
I love you&I miss you. You’ve been in my dreams every night. You look happy. I hope you are.
i met you once. you were best friends with my girlfriend, who’s the love of my life. you meant a lot to her…more than i could ever understand…and you impacted her deeply. i don’t know if she even sees how much she’s changed since that day…
what happened impacted me too. i’ve changed…
i just want to say, i didn’t know you..but i love you.
Do you hear that whispering sound? Sort of sounds like wind in the trees or ocean water rippling along a beach?
It is your Mama and Mommy and they are telling you your birth story.
We will have a fire tonight , on the patio, not in the fire pit, and speak to the stars on your birthday night.
Happy 18th birthday buddy. I hope its the best you’ve had yet! ❤ U
Always and Forever,
Happy almost Birthday, baby boy. I love you more than anything. I made you a cake. It has funfetti icing. ❤
I want you back.
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