Remembering Tommy

Today both sides of the bridge are painted in memory of Tommy Gilliam, a UVA student who died when he fell off the roof of the physics building last year (original painting here).

WE'LL NEVER FORGET TOMMY 4 WE LOVE AND MISS YOU TWG IV ♥

The paintings were noted by local news coverage:

On the east side:

WE LOVE YOU! ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS OUR FAVORITE BAREFOOT IRISHMAN WE MISS YOU TWG IV THANKS FOR BEING OUR FRIEND YOU'LL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN TOM FOREVER & ALWAYS TWG IV ♥

He must have really been known for being barefoot, because that seems to be a pretty strong theme:

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