Everyone who knew Hayden knew he was very special. He would tell me he needed me. I would tell him that I needed him more. And I did. He had the biggest heart. He saw only the good in everyone. He was the most giving caring, unselfish young man. He made you want to do the right thing. He made you want to be a better person. He got that from his dad. He had a determination to make the best out of any situation. He turned the roughest times into a positive learning experience. He had the most powerful and loving bonds with his parents, siblings, family, and friends. He got that from his mom. From a very young age, around six or seven, he started carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. He wanted to solve everyone’s problems. His mom and I called him “Our Little Man.” He never wanted anyone sad, hurt, struggling, or in pain. I would tell him all the time, “You’re just a kid, sweetie. Enjoy your childhood. You can’t fix everything.” But you see, that’s who he was. That’s just who he was. So, if you are going through rough times, hurting, struggling, or in conflict, OPEN YOUR EYES AND PAY ATTENTION. THIS WONDERFUL YOUNG MAN IS HOLDING YOUR HAND. My little hero.