Today would have been the 26th birthday of Ahmaud Arbery.
Unfortunately, he will not be able to celebrate his birthday as he was shot a few days ago by a father and son in Georgia while he was out on a morning jog. Many are running 2.23 miles to honor his life. For the run, organizers are asking runners around the world to dedicate 2.23 miles – the numbers represent the date that Arbery was killed – of their run to Arbery and his family.
It’s terrifying that as a person of color you can be attacked like this for no other reason than the color of your skin. Personally, I know that every time I hit the 2.23 mark point on my future runs Ahmaud and the loss of his precious life will be on my mind.
My prayers go out to his family and friends who have had to suffer this tragic unnecessary loss. You can support the Ahmaud’s family through their GoFundMe page.