The chance to show love to Luv brought dozens of people out to create a happy moment where a tragic one took a life last weekend.
Friends and family of Luv Land lit candles to stave off the darkness of having to go on without her.
Police believe her boyfriend of five years, assistant football coach Ed Coleman of Grant High, apparently shot her to death before killing himself after an argument.
“Boy it just hurt me to my heart when I heard about it,” said her cousin, Malik McDaniels.
Those gathered at the home where Land was killed shared the pain of their loss and their pride in having known her.
“Me and Luv have been friends since first grade and I teased her because she was one month younger but older than me in spirit,” said Land’s best friend Tiffany Martin.
Her father was overwhelmed at the support for his only child.
“It’s a shame she had to leave so soon, but as you can see she made a lot of friends in a short time,” said Land’s father Keith Dobson.
Friends say she’ll never leave their hearts.
They released balloons to touch the heavens where they believe she’s now looking down on them from, as a guardian angel.