Shaquil Barrett, a renowned linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has shared a poignant video of his 2-year-old daughter, Arrayah, who drowned in the family’s pool in Tampa. Barrett posted the video on Instagram, less than two weeks after the tragic incident. In the clip, he is seen holding his little girl closely while blowing kisses for the camera.
“I miss you sooo much baby girl,” Barrett said in the caption on the post. “I love you please watch over us #TGBTG”
Many people expressed their condolences and support for the Barretts in the comments section of the post. Bucs star Mike Evans wrote, “Love you, brother.” Barrett’s wife, Jordanna, also left a message: “We love you forever and ever babygirl until we meet again my baby!”
Jordanna, who has three other children with Barrett, also made a heartfelt post last week thanking everyone for their support. “Our world will never be the same,” Jordanna wrote. “Arrayah was the apple of my eye, and my heart will forever be with hers.”
The funeral was held privately on May 5th in Tampa. Arrayah had just celebrated her second birthday on April 19th. It is never easy to lose a child, and Barrett is understandably devastated by the loss. Despite his grief, he shared the video to honor his daughter and to let the world know how much she was loved.