It was 1993, Tupac received a letter from the parents of a terminally ill boy from Maryland named Joshua Torres. In the letter, his parents explain that it was their sons dying wish to meet the rapper and actor. Eleven year old Joshua, who was dying due to complications from having muscular dystrophy, was a big Tupac fan.
The family not only wrote a letter but on October 14th, they called a radio station to find out how they could get Tupac to phone her dying son. In an effort to communicate with the rap star and to lift Joshua’s spirits. Not only did he call, but within hours he arrived in Aberdeen, Maryland. After catching a last minute flight from New York, Tupac met with Joshua. No cameras, no live broadcast by the radio station that helped set up the meeting. Just Tupac, Joshua and his family.
He spent just over an hour holding and comforting Joshua. Although Joshua was very weak, he managed to smile and even quoted some of Tupac’s lyrics. Tupac would go on to take Joshua to a basketball game. Later on that evening Joshua passed away.
Robert Torres, Joshua’s father, recalls this emotional meeting, “When I told him Josh passed away, he was like “Aw, man”. He was pretty emotional. I was shocked that he stopped what he was doing. Got on the jet, and came down here to visit my son. Just like that, bang! It happened. No one can ever knew the other side of Tupac. He sat with my son at his bed and cried for 45 minutes.”
After the death of Joshua, Tupac renamed his publishing company name from Ghetto Gospel Music to Joshua’s Dream.🙏❤ @2pac @theoutlawzofficial
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