"I know what it’s like to lose someone this time of the year…."
Excuse my horrible attempt at typing this out to make any sense(also httyd2spoilers)…
Much like Hiccup, 7 years ago, I experienced the feeling of having a completed family and then losing it. My older half-brother from my dad’s previous marriage had come into our home after over 10+ years of my father not seeing him, and for the first time, our family felt more whole. I had never seen my father so happy in his life. my older half-brother stayed with us for 3 years.
Then he went back to stay at the abusive household that he escaped from to look after his sister, who had a child. We still kept in touch with him.
A year later, the phone call came….
When I saw the scene in the movie, it brought me back to that time, where you think the world around you is finally going right, but before you know it, life takes a sudden turn that you thought it would never take. Seeing that kind of moment in this movie was something that really hit home for me… it was able to understand and capture how I felt, and that is something I really appreciate…..
Rest in Peace, Daniel….. we miss you….