Heartbreaking update on school friends killed in Texas shooting after a young couple’s heartbreaking texts were revealed

TWO school friends killed in the Uvalde, Texas massacre are buried side by side.

The families of Xavier James Lopez and Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, both 10, have confirmed that the two will be buried next to each other this week.

Sweethearts Xavier James Lopez and Annabell Guadalupe will be buried side by side this week

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Sweethearts Xavier James Lopez and Annabell Guadalupe will be buried side by side this weekPhoto Credit: Courtesy of Monica Gallegos
The 10-year-old was among 21 people killed at Robb Elementary School on May 24

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The 10-year-old was among 21 people killed at Robb Elementary School on May 24Photo Credit: Courtesy of Monica Gallegos

The fourth graders were among 19 children killed at Robb Elementary School on May 24.

Despite their young age, Xavier and Annabell had shared a love story that went beyond handing out notes and sharing smiles during class.

Annabell told her mum Monica Gallegos about Xavier after her first day of school, saying he dressed and smelled “really nice”.

Gallegos and Xavier’s mother, Felicha Martinez, later found out that the teens texted each other “I love you” before bed.

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“Me and Felicia would be laughing, like, ‘How do you know all about love?'” Gallegos told ABC News.

Soon Annabell had a picture of Xavier around her neck, which she wore to all his little league games.

Their families arranged barbecues together so that the children could spend more time together.

On the morning of May 24, Annabell and Xavier posed for a photo at an awards ceremony in the cafeteria. Xavier had made the honors list for the first time and Annabell’s mum joked that her daughter’s cleverness rubbed off on him.

About an hour later, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos entered the school and started shooting, killing a total of 21 people and injuring several others.

Annabell and Xavier are buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Uvalde. The mothers said they made the decision to bury their children side by side.

“I’m not ready yet,” Gallegos said as she made the final arrangements for her daughter’s funeral.

The mothers said that Annabell and Xavier first met when they were toddlers, although the children may not remember it.

Annabell’s grandfather and great-grandfather had lived in a trailer park where Xavier’s family had lived. They often played together outside when Annabel came to visit.

“She had such a crush on him,” Gallegos said.

Even their teacher, Arnulfo Reyes, knew about the children’s love for one another.

Reyes lost all of his 11 students in Room 111 on the day of the shooting. He is still recovering from his own gunshot wounds but has been able to speak about the couple’s relationship.

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“He would make things for her, he would write notes for her,” Reyes said from his hospital bed.

“It puts a smile on your face just to think that they really loved each other.”

Xavier and Annabell present their rolls of honor on the morning of May 24th

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Xavier and Annabell present their rolls of honor on the morning of May 24thPhoto Credit: Courtesy of Monica Gallegos
Their mothers made the decision to have their children buried side by side

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Their mothers made the decision to have their children buried side by sideCredit: AP

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“It puts a smile on your face just to think that they really loved each other,” said the couple’s teacher Arnulfo ReyesPhoto credit: AFP

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