The nation has been rocked by the death of George Floyd. But no one will feel that pain of his loss quite as deeply as his own family. George Floyd’s daughter and her mother, Roxie Washington, are hurting deeply hurting. The two sat down with Good Morning America for an exclusive interview and opened up about the man the world has come to know as a “gentle giant.”
In an emotional interview, 6-year-old Gianna was asked what she wanted the world to know about her dad. “Kinda that I miss him,” she responded. Those simple yet powerful words from a small child are hard to ignore — Gianna will never have her dad by her side. It’s a pain no child should ever have to experience.
Roxie Washington is grieving, too. She says she’s heartbroken for her daughter, especially because George an a truly committed and wonderful father. “He just wanted her to have the best,” she said. “We were struggling so he did what he had to do as a man and he had to come here [to Minneapolis] to work. And he said I’m going to come back and get y’all.”