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The older brother of Avonte Oquendo penned a message for New Yorkers last Friday, thanking the city for their support and determination in trying to find the severely autistic teenager.

In the letter, Danny Oquendo opened up about his family’s unspeakable pain and called the city-wide search to find his brother “one of the most inspiring events to ever occur” in his life.

To read the letter, click here.

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