Gabby Petito’s life continues to live on in the hearts of her loved ones.
This was the Petito and Schmidt families‘ first holiday without their beloved daughter, Gabby.
It was a hard holiday season to say the least, but despite the loss of their daughter, Joe Petito took time to honor his late daughter.
Gabby’s Father Remembers His Little Girl Over The Holidays
On December 25, Joe tweeted about his little girl writing, “Merry Christmas to my baby girl in heaven. I can’t call you, I can’t hear your voice, and I can’t hug you. What I can do is say we love and miss you.”
He posted a beautiful arti piece of Gabby with her two siblings hugging her. Gabby was adorned with blue butterfly wings, which is a symbol Gabby held dear to her heart.
Merry Christmas to my baby girl in heaven. I can’t call you, I can’t hear your voice, and I can’t hug you. What I can do is say we love and miss you. Damn, today is a hard day, but we will get through this together. #neverthesame #MerryChristmas #GABBYPETITO pic.twitter.com/Nb09hR3KFk
— joseph petito (@josephpetito) December 25, 2021
Joe’s tweeted continued, “Damn, today is a hard day, but we will get through this together. #neverthesame #MerryChristmas #GABBYPETITO.”
Joe Petito Wishes He Could Call, Hug & Hear Gabby’s Voice
Many of Gabby’s fans and supporters commented on Joe’s post expressing their condolences, and even telling stories of loved ones they lost.
On woman posted a photo of herself at the Gabby Petito park bench covered in multi-colored butterflies. She wrote, “Merry Christmas in heaven Gabby! I went to wish you a Merry Christmas.”
Another woman replied, “Merry Christmas! We lost our 15 year old son and if it wasn’t for our other 3 children, we wouldn’t celebrate at all… all you can do is make new memories in Gabby’s memory. A friend that also lost her son on Christmas eve now gives out foot and toiletry bags to the homeless.”
“It’s so. Hard today I miss my 22 year old too! Just remember she is with you always,” wrote another heartbroken parent.
On New Year’s Eve, Joe and his family lit up lanterns and sent them into the sky. He captioned the video, “Happy New year Gabby. Keep touching the world. #HAPPYNEWYEAR2022 #gabbypetito.”
Gabby Is Remembered On New Year’s Eve With Lanterns
The person recording the video can be heard saying, “For you Gabby.”
In the foreground you can see Joe filming the lanterns float into the night sky on his phone before he says, “Happy New Year Gabby.”
Of course, responses flooded in with many saying there WILL be justice for Gabby.
“Forever America’s Daughter, we will continue to carry on in her name and legacy. Thanks to the Petito and Schmidt family for launching a awareness page and turning tragedy into a mission to help other families find their loved ones.”
“Keep Touching The World”
— joseph petito (@josephpetito) January 1, 2022
Someone commented, “Happy new year Gabby will get justice for what happened to her!”
Another wrote, “Thank you Gabby for lighting the way for all of us. We will continue to fight for and support those that are missing or need strength and self-worth to stand up to domestic abuse. You have brought this struggling hateful world together for a cause. #JusticeForGabby.”
It’s evident Gabby’s story and her untimely passing have had a profound effect on not just those closest to her, but the entire world.