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Meghan Markle wins hearts for reaching out to Uvalde shooting victim’s family

Meghan Markle is being hailed for her sweet gesture of checking up on the family of an Uvalde shooting victim

By Web Desk
June 21, 2022

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Meghan Markle is being hailed for her sweet gesture of phoning in and checking up on the family of Irma Garcia, a teacher who was killed alongside 19 children during a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas in May.

The heartening news was shared on Twitter by Garcia’s nephew John Martinez, who tweeted on Monday: “The way my mom just got off the phone with Meghan Markle... the Duchess…”

Martinez further praised the Duchess of Sussex for her thoughtful gesture, saying: “She's so sweet and lovely, she really went out of her way to check on the family, it means so much.”

Garcia, 48, taught at Robb Elementary School where, on May 24, an 18-year-old gunman shot and killed students and their teachers.

Her husband, Joe Garcia, also passed away just two days later, presumably from heart ache; he had visited Garcia’s memorial shortly before suffering a heart attack. The couple was married for 24 years and left behind four children.

Markle’s decision to personally reach out to families of the victims was praised unanimously on Twitter, with one user commenting: “I've had your aunt and uncle in my thoughts. Lovely to hear your mom feels the love from around the world. Also thank you, Meghan, for reaching to the victim's family.”

The phone call comes about a month after Markle also personally visited the Uvalde memorial and laid flowers for the victims on May 26.