Cameron wipes away my tears as he says with a soft smile, “I bet the angels are singing right now.”
I smirk and say, “Why?”
“Because another one of God’s angels is coming back home,” he responds with that soft smile still on his face as another tear escapes his eye.
I hug him again. Tight this time. Like my life is depending on it. I think, maybe, it does depend on it. “I love you so much, John,” I say.
He hugs me back slowly and says, “I love you, too, Al.”
I sob and take a deep breath to say, “I’m gonna miss you, buddy.”