Before his life changed on that fateful night, Felix Bonilla Jr. was by all accounts a doting dad. He had two children with his girlfriend Sashalynn Rosa, 23. Their daughter, Saniyah, was three years old, while their baby son, Messiah, was just one.
Felix worked hard to support his young family. But when he wasn’t clocked in at his job – he was employed at a local restaurant depot – he loved to be with his daughter and son.
So it was no surprise that on the night of January 23, 2016, Felix put his family’s needs before his own. Their car was, of course, blanketed in snow. And Felix decided that it was his responsibility to shovel it away so that they’d be able to use the vehicle.