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Saddle Brook Dad's Message To Late Son's Peers Will Break Your Heart

Andrew Gutierrez.
Andrew Gutierrez. Photo Credit: Patrick J. Conte Funeral Home

Frank and Kathy Gutierrez stood on Veteran's Field in Saddle Brook Monday evening looking into a sea of their late son's former classmates, friends and teachers.

Three days prior, they learned that their 15-year-old son, Andrew Gutierrez, had taken his own life.

"All you kids out there, take care of each other. Be kind to each other."

"We don't know what happened," Frank said into the crowd, faces illuminated by candles.

"But we're going to make it through this with Andrew in our hearts."

Andrew's sister Jackie remembered her beloved brother as beautiful and brilliant. They all agreed -- he was the "golden child."

In his closing words, Frank shared a special message with Andrews' classmates:

"All you kids out there, take care of each other," he said. "Be kind to each other."

"Love each other," his wife added.

"You are all special," he continued. "You are all precious. Nothing is more important than all of our collective children."

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