George Floyd was more than a man, and BHL has three beautiful ways we can remember him.
Written by: Sana Moore – June 1st, 2020 2:20pm pst
BHL: Justice for George Floyd
George Floyd was more than just a man, he was a Black man with a kind heart. Unfortunately, he took his last breath on May, 25th and he did so unwillingly. David Chauvin and three other officers murdered Floyd for allegedly having a counterfeit $20 bill. This crime was unjust and inhumane, but here are three of the many ways George Floyd can be remembered.
“The Gentle Giant”
Floyd played football in Houston and earned the nickname ‘The Gentle Giant’. He got his nickname because of his big and tall stature and his bright personality. In an interview with The Guardian, his longtime friend, Donnell Cooper said Floyd was well-liked and a great friend to have. “Quiet personality but a beautiful spirit,” Cooper said.
Floyd had a hard past, but he moved to Minneapolis for a fresh start and to make a better life for himself and his family. Once he moved to Minneapolis, he started to work at Conga Latin Bistro, where he made many friends and kept smiles on everyone’s faces. “He had a good attitude. He would dance badly to make people laugh. I tried to teach him how to dance because he loved Latin music, but I couldn’t because he was too tall for me. He always called me ‘Bossman.’ I said, ‘Floyd, don’t call me Bossman. I’m your friend,” Jovanni Tunstrom, the bistro’s owner, said in an interview with the Chicago Tribune.
His Heart and Determination
Even though Floyd had a rough past, he made sure his past didn’t define his future. Close friends and family have described him to be kind. He worked in his community to help the youth make better decisions than he did when he was their age. “He was doing whatever it takes to maintain going forward with his life,” his close friend, Christopher Harris said.
Floyd’s life was wrongfully taken and even though he is no longer physically on earth, his name will live on forever. The killing of Floyd and many other Black men and women was unjust and brutal.
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About The Author:
Sana Moore is a host at Afterbuzz TV who loves to add her own sparkle all things in entertainment! “Serving you the freshest tea with a dash of brown sugar!” IG: @iam_sana_
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