I lost a friend the other day. My good friend Kim, committed suicide. It’s been a really rough week for me and all my managers have noticed. Today, was Kim’s wake. Since I extended my program I was unable to attend. I was speaking to a fellow cast about it and explained how Kim was in a group called Sci-fi back in high school. They all released balloons for her in her honor. Since I was unable to go, I was a mess at work. My manager, Tony, he overhears me, pulls me aside and asks me if I was okay. I tell him no. He tells me that he’ll do his best to cheer me up. Later in the night, he comes up to me with this balloon. Little did I know, he spent all day pulling strings to get me one. He hands me this balloon, and says “Kenya, I hope this helps. I really am sorry for your lost.” I hugged him so tightly and I cried in his arms. He gives me an additional break. I took this picture right after. I wrote “For Kim. I miss you” on the balloon. Went outside in Fantasyland. Holding on to it. I made a wish, and I let it go. Thank you Tony for being the cast member that Disney wants and needs. Thank you Disney for helping me come to peace with my friend’s departure. I miss you, Kim.