Las Vegas man spreads message of peace at downtown Healing Garden
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
Nearly three weeks after the massacre on the Las Vegas Strip, a man has made it his mission to help those who need it most.
He spreads a message of peace while watching over the healing garden downtown.
The garden sprung up within days of the Oct. 1 shooting. It’s where the 58 killed are honored and remembered.
Andre King spends 8 to 10 hours a day at the garden.
His voice is soft-spoken but his words are powerful. He scoots around in his power wheelchair talking to visitors.
“I said I'm not going to be one of those people who just goes about my merry way after a week or two,” he said of the garden’s grand opening.
In the last 12 days, hundreds have come through the garden, but King is perhaps the only one, who has come every single day.
“I catch the bus about a mile and a half from here,” King explained.
That is commitment from a man who finds peace helping others.
“You don’t get over things like this. You just try to deal with it on a daily basis,” said King.
It turns out, King would know. His mom was murdered by gunfire when he was a young child.
“She died when I was 3,” he said. “That's why I'm here.”
King spends his days offering complete strangers an ear or a hug.
“Just human kindness. Some Love. Don't cost nothing,” said King.
In this time of healing, it’s the power of King’s words that make people feel at peace.