The world is yet reeling from the atrocity that took place in Uvalde, Texas last week, wherein 21 people, including 19 children, lost their lives.
That’s 21 sets of hopes and dreams shattered; 21 lights tragically snuffed out due to the reprehensible actions of one evil soul.
Amongst those 21 sets of dreams was that of Tess Marie Mata, a 10-year-old who had set her sights upon one day going viral on TikTok. Sadly, the young girl was too young to have an account on the video platform.
According to CNN, her family is now looking to honor her memory by doing what they can to help fulfill her greatest wish.
Robert Hill, Tess’s uncle, said that what she wanted more than anything else was for one of her dance videos to go viral online.
Since Tess was only 10 and TikTok users have to be 13 years old to be able to create an account, she would regularly make videos and save them to her mother, Veronica’s account instead.
“She had over 150 videos drafted,” Hill explained. “We were going through all of them and talking about how she always wanted one of her dances to go viral.”
Tess was one of 21 victims who lost their lives when a gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas last Tuesday and began to open fire in classrooms.