JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's hard to imagine what it's like to lose a child, but for the parents of Jacksonville teen Jordan Davis, that is their reality.
This week marks two months since their son was gunned down outside a Southside gas station after what police say started as a complaint over loud music. As they continue to cope with the loss of their young son, another teen his same age is inspiring them.
Nine-hundred miles away in Houston, Texas Eddy Nubine Jr. , a 17-year-old high school senior and aspiring filmaker, heard about Davis' death and took action. He created the R.I.P Jordan Davis Facebook page to raise awareness about what happened to a teen he never met.
"I can relate to him because he was 17 and I'm 17. My heart just really felt for Jordan and his family because he is my age. That could have been me. I could have been the one who got shot. That's why I made this page to bring attention to the tragedy," said Nubine.
His Facebook page, which is full of pictures and updates, now has more than 124,000 likes.
"It's just very encouraging. It's just very encouraging for us because we know that Jordan's legacy lives on through someone young, someone his age," said Lucy McBath, Davis' mother.
We invited Davis' mother and father to come to our studio to meet Nubine and his father face to face via Skype.
"It's really an honor. I can't believe I am here right now with you guys, just to be able to see you guys," said Nubine.
"We're just excited to make contact with you, and you single-handedly spearheaded a lot of what has been happening nationally for Jordan and for the campaign, and we are eternally grateful for that," said McBath.
Ron Davis, Jordan Davis' father said, "This young man took something that was a negative and made it truly a great positive. It helped me, it helped the community and it will help all of us, and that's what I want them to do, take from Eddy."
While Nubine continues to devote his time to the R.I.P Jordan Davis page he hopes his effort will truly make a difference.
"My hope is for this violence to just stop. That's my main hope. It happens every day but no one tries to stop it. That's why I made this page," said Nubine.
Davis' parents plan to start a scholarship fund in their son's memory and told Nubine during the Skype interview it's students like him they plan to help financially further their education. They also plan to make a trip to Houston in the near future to sit down with Nubine and his father and spend time with them in person.
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