@DavidBegnaud | 195,785 followers
This is Antonio Basco.
His wife of 22 years, Margie, was murdered in El Paso.
Mr. Basco says he has no other family so he’s inviting anyone, who wants to come, to attend his wife’s services in El Paso:
Friday, August 16th
Perches Funeral Home Northeast 4946 Hondo Pass
5-9pm

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If you've got friends in El Paso, please let them know.
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
The funeral home has shared the wishes of Mr. Basco on its Facebook page. pic.twitter.com/6c3EjznxXl
 
THIS IS AMERICA. HANG YOUR HEADS IN SHAME.
 
 
Oh Lord have mercy on us all.
 
EL PASO — you know what to do #ElPasoStrong
 
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El Paso, do your thing
 
This wrecked me. Hug your loved ones today. And if you’re anywhere near El Paso on Friday and you have the time...
 
Fucking heart wrenching and all because of some racist little prick with a gun 🙄😭
 
You guys know what to do 💔🐮
 
When you are blessed to have your person, your love, your one and only.
And then a terrorist comes along and kills them.
This post made me cry and if I were in El Paso, I would be there to honor Margie and their love story. 💔💔
Thanks for sharing @DavidBegnaud
 
This is so sad and tragic. Prayers to Antonio Basco and hoping the good folks of El Paso show up and show him love. 🙏🏾🙏🏾
 
Heartbreaking. Here's hoping some good folks near El Paso will be able to attend in support of Mr. Basco. 💔😢

👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
OMG, this is so sad, I hope TONS of people go.
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
Mr. Basco needs ongoing support after his wife's funeral. El Pasoans, please provide him with visits, connections with others so that he might make new friends, food so that he might mourish his body as he tries to comfort his soul. @BetoORourke @TexasTribune #Compassion #Grief
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
To die alone is tragic. To mourn alone is unfathomable. This man deserves an outpouring of love and respect.
 
Love to Antonio & Margie
 
Fellow Texans in El Paso, please pay your respects. It would mean the world.
 
My heart just dropped. 😢
 
Antonio loves Margie, and he doesn't want to be alone when he has to say good-bye.
 
This is devastating. I have no doubt that Texans will respond.
 
To Someone who likes to hurt people or plans on being the “next” killer. I pray you see this and know it’s more to life than the brief killing spree you go on that’ll hurt you and others longer than the spree. I pray for a better world! We need it
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
Thank you for sharing.This is so sad.. i remember seeing him in this image. pic.twitter.com/0OzxKKaQAJ
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
Hey @BetoORourke Please amplify so we can show Mr. Basco the love and comfort he deserves.
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
I hope everyone from El Paso and around the country go to the funeral. May he never feel alone. Heartbreaking. 😞
 
 
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
 
Texas will get this done.
 
This is heartbreaking. If you or anyone you know will be close to El Paso on Friday, please try to go.
 
Let's show this man and his late wife some love #ElPaso. I'll see you there.
 
El Paso will embrace them.
 
 
The funeral home is accepting gift cards for Mr Basco - restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

Perches Funeral Home, 4946 Hondo Pass, El Paso, TX 79924

Thanks again @LuckettTheda!

#ElPasoStrong #ElPasoTerroristAttack
 
My heart is breaking for this poor man! Please folks, if you are in #ElPaso area, please attend the services for Mrs. Basco. 💔
 
 
This is immensely sad. #ElPaso we know you’ll show up for this man who lost his “angel” when she was murdered by a racist who should not have had access to a weapon of war.
May Margie Basco’s memory be a blessing and comfort to her husband. Antonio Basco, we grieve with you.
 
Esto me rompe el corazón, quisiera estar cerca de él y poder brindarle todo el apoyo que necesita ahora más que nunca. 💔
 
If you live near El Paso Texas please attend Margie's funeral and make Antonio's last wish come true for her.

He said he has no family left his wife of 22 years was murdered at Walmart it doesn't want to be alone at the funeral!

As if this wasn't sad enough 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
 
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
May she rest in Light Eternal and may God comfort him in his tragic loss.
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
Please El Paso show up for this man. Show the world what America is really about. ❤️
 
Ok. This just made me cry out loud. I hope we can show up for the funeral but also the many days and weeks and months and years after. My, God.... 💔
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
are you still at your home? Could you please attend?
 
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
My heart.... I can't imagine...cover this man in the days, weeks and years to come with comfort and compassion. I hope the community never allows him to eat alone. My heart aches for him
 
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Every D presidential candidate should attend.
 
Ok Texans, y’all know what to do. #ElPaso #ElPasoStrong
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
My heart is breaking for him.💔
 
 
 
If you're in or around El Paso this Friday…
 
If able to, please attend Margie Basco's funeral. She was murdered in one of the
El Paso shooting's & Mr. Basco has no other family. For details, go to David's tweet. If unable to attend, David's thread has info for sending flowers & cards.
#OneVoice1 #ElPasoTerroristAttack
 
Mr. Antonio Basco, I just booked my flight. I will be honored to attend your beloved wife’s funeral.

@DavidBegnaud thank you for sharing his picture and story. My heart is full and all I can do is cry.

#SanFrancisco stands with #Elpaso
 
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"O’Rourke reaches the front of the memorial and lays down the flowers. He moves along the edge and reaches Antonio Basco, whose wife, Margie Reckard, died in the shooting. He and O’Rourke exchange quiet words and pray together." time.com/5649332/beto-o…
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
I cant stop crying......heartbreaking😭😭😭
 
Se imaginan perder a su otra mitad así. Me muero
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
If I lived in El Paso, I would definitely attend services for Mr. Basco's wife Margie. Breaks my heart. 💔 (link: pic.twitter.com/KK4wE9d2vx' rel='nofollow noreferrer'>pic.twitter.com/KK4wE9d2vx) pic.twitter.com/KK4wE9d2vx' rel='nofollow noreferrer'>pic.twitter.com/KK4wE9d2vx
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
I hope the State of Texas or funding can be provided to pay for the Funeral. At least Walmart should pay ALL the costs. Definitely will send flowers - we are AMERICANS - no matter what Party, Religion, Culture, Color or Lifestyle - WE STAND TOGETHER!
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
I cannot imagine losing the love of your life & being left with the feeling that you have no one 💔 I cannot make it to Margie's service, but I am sending much love & light to Mr. Basco & his late wife❤ I hope her service is filled with a loving community & outreach to Antonio
 
 
This breaks my heart. I hope everyone who is in the area and is able to attend does. Would be awesome if @BetoORourke could arrange to be there as well. #EPStrong
 
My heart breaks for this man. If anyone is in the El Paso area and has some time on their hands this Friday, Aug 16th, please consider joining him as he lays his wife, his only remaining family member, to rest. May she rest in peace. 💔
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
....this is unbearably sad...bless his heart. .
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
That’s gonna be a full house
 
Twitter do your thing 🥺
 
In reply to @UNSEATpac
If you can go to El Paso this Friday evening, please do, to stand with Antonio Basco, mourn Margie, and hold #VigilForDemocracy. #ElPasoStrong @vigil4democracy
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
Does anybody know if there's a way we can have some meals delivered to him in the coming months? I wish I wasn't so far away. 😢
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
It seems to me that cards and flowers would be appreciated but it's clear Mr. Basco is asking for a new family. (Friend families count as family.) I have an inkling that El Paso will deliver.
 
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
This is heartbreaking.
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
I hope the locals wrap their hearts around this grieving soul, America’s won’t let you down! And people like me who can’t make the journey, we will be there also in prayer, spirit and love 💕
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
Crying again. If I were still in Texas I'd drive down there just for this.
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
Is there anyone raising money to send flowers?
 
If you are in the area, please pay your respects
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
💔🙏💔🙏💔🙏💔 My heart is breaking... So wish that I could attend... 💔🙏💔🙏💔🙏💔 cc: @BetoORourke pic.twitter.com/wW9rJaGMtR
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
RIP Margie. Is there a charity he would like donations for in her honor or a go fund me for her funeral expenses?
 
If you live in or near El Paso and want to do something for someone else....
 
 
El Paso, Texas, the American South, the United States, anyone...STAND UP!!! Let’s figure how to support this man who lost his only family because of a bigot.

Supporting the family, friends, and communities of those who were killed is how the rest of us can help right now.
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
I hope not only that attendance at the funeral overflows, but also that at least a few people reach out to Antonio to share kind words and meals in the coming months and years. Don’t let him spend the rest of his life alone.
 
If you ever wondered about America's heart and soul, read the beautiful comments in this thread.
 
If any of my Texan followers can attend.

You’ll find some flowers from Peach there ❤️
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
Oh how heartbreaking. I wish I could comfort this man. So much grief. So needless and senseless. 😐😔
 
America...do your good will.

God bless.
 
 
 
 
 
This is heartbreaking. If you are in El Paso and able to attend to show Antonio solidarity, please do so.
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
That poor man 💔 if I was in the country, I would definitely be there. I hope plenty people show up.
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
More heartbreak! Hope anyone in El Paso who's able to attend will be there. Condolences to Mr. Basco.🌹 cc: @BetoORourke
 
Come on - I know in the face of unspeakable tragedy Americans meet the challenge with grace, kindness and compassion.
Mr Basco should not have to say goodbye to his wife of 22 years alone.

ht @Kitten0409
 
I have run out of words - but abound with feelings.
I will cry for you, Antonio - for you and Margie.

#GunControlNow #GunControl
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
Beto will be ther sir.. no thumbs up like an idiot we all saw
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
I wish I could be there for him. This world can be so damn cold when you're all alone.💔
 
How I wish I could go. I can’t even send flowers because payday is long after the event.

Do you think I could send a card c/o Perches?

#GodBlessAntonioBasco
#GodBlessPerchesFuneralHome
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
In pre-trump America, it would be proper for the president to attend to bring together the country together and console this poor man and his community. In trumps America: FAT CHANCE!
 
In reply to @DavidBegnaud
This is heartbreaking. I'm retweeting to spread the info and I hope as many people as possible show up to support him. 💯
 
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