Gladys and Antonio Lozano shared a love like no other. This July would have marked their 59th wedding anniversary.
âThey couldn’t take a moment without each other to this day, I’ve never seen them apart,â said Brian Lozano, their grandson.
The Lozano were among the first to be recovered and identified when the Champlain Towers collapsed.
Their biggest fear was that one of them would die before the other. Gladys and Antonio wanted to spend together – and they did.
Brian says his grandparents were found in bed together. Just thinking about it puts Brian at ease because it’s a tragic but beautiful ending to their fairytale love story.
âI am finally at peace and I really hope other families will have this feeling of peace knowing that I had this feeling of closure,â said Lozano.
The Lozano family did not go to Surfside to meet with President Joe Biden, who visited the area on Thursday, but Brian watched his words and found solace in his words.
President Joe Biden and his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, traveled to Florida on Thursday to comfort families affected by the recent condominium collapse.
“He gives the word of hope and that is literally what I took away from the whole speech,” Lozano said.
Other families, who still have no closure, are hoping for a miracle that someone is still alive in the rubble.
Brian says it was that same sense of hope that carried him through the most agonizing days of his life. He thinks it’s refreshing to see politics put aside.
âWhen it comes to life and our safety for a loving person, we need to unite and stay strong to heal together,â Lozano said.
Asked what lesson he cherished the most from his grandparents, Brian replied âloveâ.