Orlando Victim Honored With Personalized Pop! ‘Harry Potter’ Wizard Figurine
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Friends and family of an Orlando shooting victim have found a one-of-a-kind way to honor the young victim.
Luis Vielma was shot and killed during the Orlando shooting last week. The 22-year-old worked at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios theme park, causing J.K. Rowling to put out a special tribute for Vielma after he died.
“I can’t stop crying,” Rowling tweeted out.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 13, 2016
Vielma is now being honored as a unique Pop! figurine that shows the worker in his Harry Potter uniform, wand in hand.
The figurines can be individually crafted for any type of customization, with this tribute specifically made for his family and friends. Out of respect for Vielma and his family, the action figure will not be sold to the public, shared WeLoveOrlando.
“Our thoughts are with Luis, his family, and everyone touched by the tragedy in Orlando. Funko does not plan to manufacture products based on such events,” shared Pop!.
Vielma was also honored at Harry Potter World with a “raised wand tribute” shortly after the shooting.
“We are deeply saddened over the loss of our team member. We are working to support his friends and colleagues here at Universal Orlando. Our thoughts and prayers are with Luis, his family and all the victims of this tragedy,” Universal Studios Orlando said in a statement.
Watch the touching tribute below.