- Former NBA star, Stephen Jackson, shared a photo of himself and Gianna, George Floyd’s daughter, on Instagram.
- The touching video captured Gianna saying her ‘Daddy changed the world.’
- Jackson and Floyd have been friends and considered each other “twin” when Floyd was still alive.
George Floyd’s death at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, who pinned him down with a knee on his neck, has sparked protests across the country and the whole world in unison with the message: #BlackLivesMatter.
In a moving video of Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter, Gianna, the little girl is being carried by former NBA star, Stephen Jackson, on his shoulders.
Gianna smiles and says, “Daddy changed the world!” as she throws her arms up with Jackson holding her hands!
The athlete posted the touching video on Instagram and a photo of him and “Gigi” together.
“That’s right GiGi ‘Daddy changed the world’ 😢😢😢😢😢 George Floyd the name of change.#justiceforgeorgefloyd #ivehadenough Love to all who have love for all ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾✊🏼✊🏽✊,” Jackson wrote in the caption of the clip.
He also promoted the GoFundMe page for Gigi which has earned more than its $500,000 goal after only a day.
Jackson and Floyd have been friends for a long time and they considered themselves as “Twin” before he died.
“Don’t worry Twin on my soul I got GiGi. Know dat. I am my brothers keeper and I got a lot of brothers. #justiceforgeorgefloyd #ivehadenough Rest Easy Twin,” Jackson said in the caption of his photo with Gigi.
Roxie Washington, Gianna’s mother, made a tearful statement with her daughter on Tuesday at the Minneapolis City Hall:
“I don’t have a lot to say, because I can’t get my words together right now,” she said. “But I wanted everybody to know that this is what those officers took. At the end of the day, they get to go home and be with their families. Gianna does not have a father.”
“He will never see her grow up, graduate, he will never walk her down the aisle,” she added. “If there’s a problem she’s having and she needs her dad, she does not have that anymore.”