In January, Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna 'Gigi' Bryant, died in a helicopter crash that also took seven other lives in Calabasas, California.
Today, Kobe's wife Vanessa Bryant is celebrating their 19th wedding anniversary — the first since his death — by sharing a heartfelt message to her late husband on Instagram.
"My king, my heart, my best friend. Happy 19th wedding anniversary baby. I miss you so much. I wish you were here to hold me in your arms. I love you. ❤️" she wrote, along with a throwback photo of the two.
The photo quickly racked up over 2 million "likes" shortly after it was posted, with many offering words of comfort to the widow:
"Happy anniversary. He is holding you," comedian Chelsea Handler wrote:
"Sending you a million hugs ❤️," Real Housewives star Kim Zolciak-Biermann commented:
We're also joining the chorus and sending lots of love to you today, Vanessa. ❤️ #Mamba4Life