Vanessa Bryant, the wife of husband Kobe Bryant and mother of Gianna (Gigi), shared a heartfelt letter from Gigi’s best friend on the first anniversary of their death.
“Today I received this sweet letter from one of Gianna’s best friends, Aubrey. I love you Aubz (as my Gigi would call you).
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The letter in part read, “Dear Mrs. Bryant, I am thinking and praying for you constantly. Please do not feel like you have to read this. I cannot begin to comprehend what you are going through.”
Vanessa thanked the young girl for her daughter’s memories as she continued to write her response in an Instagram post.
Thank you so much for beautifully sharing some of your memories of my Gigi with me and allowing me to share them here on my ig. My Gigi is INCREDIBLE and I truly appreciate your thoughtful letter. She loves you so much.
The letter, a reminder of all that Gigi was in the eyes of her best friend and a comfort to a still-grieving mother, continued with the words, “I hope that in the midst of your intense sadness you catch a glimpse of joy in who the daughter you created and raised was. You did it right Mrs. Bryant, and we are all eternally grateful to you. I am so, so blessed I got to have time with your angel of a daughter.” Adding a soothing end statement, “If you ever need more stories of her, I am filled to the brim and would be privileged to share them with you.”
Vanessa summed up her post by expressing how much she misses Kobe and Gigi while repeating the same phrase from Gigi’s best friend “we did it right.”
I miss my baby girl and Kob-Kob so much, too. ♥️I will never understand why/how this tragedy could’ve happened to such beautiful, kind and amazing human beings. It still doesn’t seem real. Kob, we did it right. Gigi, you still make mommy proud. I love you!”
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