Heartbreaking texts between two brothers as they hid from a gunman at their school in Florida have been published on social media.
Sam shared the text messages with his younger brother Matthew who was in a different class in the building.
Shortly after the shooting started, Sam sent Matthew a text message asking ‘Are you okay?’.
‘Hopefully,’ Matthew responded. ‘Just know, I love you forever and your the best brother.'
‘We’re gonna get out of here I promise,’ Sam said.
Just seconds before the messages, Matthew had witnessed his geography teacher, Scott Beigel, die in front of the class.
Scariest part of it all was knowing my little brother was right above me and not knowing if I would ever see him again. I’ve never really treated him the way he deserved. Not anymore. Seeing his face outside of school was the most relief I had ever felt. My prayers to all. pic.twitter.com/Iq8CHVNXd0— Uncle Sam Zeif (@SzZeif) February 15, 2018