We're a somewhat small community online. We go by /waifu/. It's a daily thread on 4chan's random board. You show up, claim your waifu by posting artwork of her/him, and then chat with all the other posters. Over time, us regulars became friends and got to know each other. (A rare thing around 4chan.) Eventually we started our own Discord server.
Yesterday, I received sad news. One of our friends in the server was no longer gonna be with us. He could no longer cope with life and decided to take his own life. It's really hard now, still being in the server, seeing his icon set to offline status, and knowing he's not coming back. Our friend we once hung out with, played games with, and made jokes with, isn't gonna be around anymore.
Each of us came to those waifu threads on 4chan for a reason. Some of us were dealing with life. Some of us just needed a friend. I guess the "waifu claiming" aspect was just an excuse we all used for joining in and spending time together. We're like a family in that sense.
We all miss you a lot, Gumi. And wish you were still with us.
"You don't realize what you have until you no longer have it." He probably never dreamed that so many people would be mourning his passing, right now. Guess sometimes you don't realize how much you actually mean to other people. It's more than you think. So if you're dealing with depression, or suicidal thoughts, please get some kind of help, and just know that more people love and care about you than you realize.
Rest in peace, my friend. You are forever the best girl. I'm sorry you didn't find whatever you were looking for in this life. I hope you find it, someday, and I'll see you down the road.