Gabrielle Union from ‘AGT’ Speaks of Healing Power of Kobe and Gianna Bryant's Public Memorial
It's been four weeks since the world experienced the tragic loss of the former legendary NBA player, Kobe Bryant, and his Daughter, Gianna.
On February 24, all roads led to the Staples center as people from all over the world, including fans, celebrities and loved ones gathered to celebrate the life of Kobe and Gianna Bryant.
The memorial service of the former NBA player took place in the Staples Center, which is fondly referred to as the House that Kobe built.
It was a heartwarming experience for many, including the American actress Gabrielle Union who saw the beauty of Los Angeles in full display.
She described the moment as very healing as it healed broken relationships and birthed new ones. She took to her Twitter account to tweet:
"Watching everyone hug and truly acknowledge one another...Very emotional and very healing to witness. Old beefs squashed. New friendships sprouting."
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Yesterday watching my husband & the kids in stunned silence, just staring at them, all of us thinking about @vanessabryant & her children and the families that lost pieces of their heart in an instant yesterday. Please remember that as life moves on for everyone else, the grief these families are experiencing just started. Please dont forget about them. Please dont forget about all the ppl who are suffering and frozen as life around them goes on. We love you. We are praying for you, for all of us struggling with unimaginable challenges we dont speak of.
The AGT alum also had a few words for Gianna and her teammates. In her tweet, she appreciated them while encouraging them to keep working hard and to lean on each other.
While talking about Kobe's legacy, the 57-year-old, broke down in tears.
Few thoughts leaving downtown LA, Staples Center... The beauty of LA was on full display today. Literally every kind of person that lives & loves in LA was present, repping in their own way, mourning in their own unique way. All were welcome & accepted.— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) February 24, 2020
At the memorial, the wife of the former basketball player and mother of the 13-year-old had a few words to say in tribute to her loved ones.
She said while Kobe and Gianna were alive, they could hardly do without each other and so it was no coincidence that they left the world together. Vanessa said:
"They were so full of joy and adventure. God knew they couldn't be on this Earth without each other. He had to bring them home to have them together. Babe, you take care of our Gigi."
Apart from Gabrielle Union and Vanessa Bryant, many others had the chance to pay tribute to Kobe and Gianna, including the iconic basketball player, Micheal Jordan.
In delivering his tribute, he appreciated the Bryant family for the opportunity to speak. While talking about Kobe's legacy, the 57-year-old, broke down in tears.
Vanessa, when you told me the Moonlight Sonata is such a beautiful part of your love story bc Kobe vowed to learn it for you, I was speechless... I felt the depth of your love for each other & your girls with every note I played today. The love between u lights up the world. pic.twitter.com/NeVOggET3k— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) February 24, 2020
In honor of Kobe's love for classical music, Alicia Keys performed Beethoven's Moonlight sonata, a song Kobe had learned to play years before, in a bid to profess his romance with his wife, Vanessa.
Kobe and Gianna died in a helicopter crash along with seven others and are survived by Vanessa Bryant, Natalia Bryant, and Capri Bryant.