The late YouTube star Lloyd Cadena’s best friends celebrated what could have been his 27th birthday, two weeks after his unfortunate passing.
Fellow vlogger Madam Ely got himself a tattoo of Lloyd’s iconic “towel” look to make sure his best friend will be with him forever.
“Ayan lagi pa rin tayong magkasama,” he said on Instagram.
In a lengthy birthday post, Madam Ely explained why he chose Lloyd’s “legendary icon” as his tattoo design.
“I chose this design, your icon — your legendary icon with your towel because this symbol represents the entirety of who you are and all the things you were ‘enabled’ to do because of your talents and gifts,” he said.
“Maraming maraming maraming salamat sa lahat lahat. Forever and always, mahal na mahal kita mare. You will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Please continue to guide us and inspire us and help us slowly ease the stabbing pain of your passing,” Madam Ely wrote.
Meanwhile, content creator Madam Aivan filled his apartment in Parañaque with white balloons inscribed with a special birthday message.
“Happy first birthday in heaven mare. We love you sooo much and we miss you. Regards mo ko sa mga kapatid ko mars,” he wrote.
The shocking news of Lloyd’s death was announced in a statement on his Facebook page on September 4. It was revealed later on that the 26-year-old passed away after testing positive for COVID-19 and suffering a heart attack in his sleep.