10/07/2014 05:26 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

My Friend Ray

My friend Ray came into my life a little more than a year ago. He has a heart of gold. His laugh is the mischievous laugh of a child, he is humble and kind.

Ray will do anything to make your day better. He will stop at nothing to make you laugh. Ray is the person that will come into your life and within five minutes your life will never be the same.

When I saw this video it made me cry. I cried because in the eyes of his grandmother I saw the eyes of my loving grandmother, in the timbre of his mom's voice when she spoke about loving him. That timbre is in the voice of my mom when she describes the pride she has in my sister, brother and I.

Latino families carry their love through eternity. Latino family heritage, love and pride is above politics and rhetoric.

Watch this video, I dare you not to cry.