Family And Dog Mourn The Tragic Death Of Young Latino Californian

Abraham Martinez of Ontario, Calif., was only 21 years old when he died in a tragic car accident. As the family mourned the passing of a young man, one member of the family took the loss exceptionally hard: their dog Jax. The German Shepherd was Abraham’s closest and most loyal companion. Now that Abraham is gone, Jax seems lost, confused and very sad.

On May 10, Abraham Martinez, 21, died in a tragic car accident in Ontario, Calif.

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Abraham was in a parking lot when he was rear-ended, sending him into traffic. His car was struck again by a truck, and he was ejected from the vehicle.

Family and friends have been grappling to come to terms with the loss.

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“It is still something we can’t understand and find it so hard to accept,” Abraham’s sister, Alexandra Martinez, told Inside Edition. “We are trying to take everyday minute by minute because that’s all we can do right now.”

But it was his buddy Jax who broke the Internet’s heart when this photo surfaced.

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Jax, a 1-year-old German Shepherd, hasn’t been himself since the tragic and sudden death of his owner, Abraham.

When Jax joined the Martinez family as a 6-week-old puppy, the two were inseparable.

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“Jax would sleep on top of my brother’s head every night until he got too big and took up the entire bed instead,” Alexandra told Buzzfeed News. “Jax would stay in the front yard with my brother while he washed his car, would sit next to him on the couch, and wouldn’t sit still until my brother and I were in the house.”


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Mourners created a makeshift memorial in Abraham’s honor at the Buffalo Wild Wings where he worked.

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There was also a white balloon release hosted by the restaurant to honor Abraham’s memory.

And they even joined in an effort to raise money for his family.

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Respect, Buffalo Wild Wings. Respect.

There is also a GoFundMe page that has been set up for the Martinez family.

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At publish time, the GoFundMe page exceeded their goal of $5,000 with a total of $12,160 to help the Martinez family.

And sister Alexandra has continued to share photos to honor her brother.

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(H/T: Buzzfeed)

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