We’re sure you’ve heard by now but Naya Rivera tragically passed away, drowning while out with her son, Josey, last week. The two were truly inseparable and it was evident how much love was there. It’s also evident by their final moments how much love Naya had in protecting her son:
Naya Rivera used the last of her strength to save her 4-year-old son before she died, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said Monday.
“She mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat, but not enough to save herself,” Ayub said.
Rivera and her son rented a pontoon boat at Lake Piru Wednesday. The child told rescuers he and his mother had gone into the water to swim, but she did not get back on the boat. He told investigators he then looked back and saw her disappear under the surface of the water, Ayub said.
Naya and Josey’s relationship was evident through years of social media posts and testimonies of the love there. So let’s look back on better times of the two together, sharing precious mother and son bonding.
This is obviously the last pic of the two taken together. Naya with the heartfelt caption of “Just the two of us.” Possibly taken soon before her death.
This was such an adorable TikTok of the Tootsie Slide with Josey. This is a video montage of their relationship and his loveliness. It’s infectious.
Here they are for Halloween as Batman and Batgirl. Sheesh. This is lovely, sad and tragic at the same time. We can only hope that these live on as positive memories.
“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be. Happy birthday Josey! Love Mommy”
Here’s a bit of a throwback from a year and a half ago of the two of them together on a camel ride. What a sweet memory.
This was Halloween from 2018, NASCAR stars. Their Halloween costumes were an epic tradition.
Nap time together…they really did seem to be attached at the hip.
Here are some very early mommy images. The enthusiasm of being a mom just jumped off the page.
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