On Fourth of July, Devon Staples, a 22-year-old man from Calais, Maine, was involved in a disturbing accident that killed him instantly – a fireworks mortar tube accidentally went off on his head.
His elder brother Cody, 25, explained how the tragedy occurred. Reportedly the two brothers were in a backyard five feet apart. But Cody couldn’t help Devon as events happened too quickly. Before no time, Devon accidentally lit up the fireworks set he was holding on his head with a lighter in his hand.
“I was the first one who got there. There was no rushing him to the hospital. There was no Devon left when I got there,”
Yet, it isn’t the first time Devon does something stupid to amuse his friends, his brother explained. Devon often did such things to make people laugh because he was a kindhearted person, Cody added.
Devon Staples used to be a full-time worker at Disney World and he lived in Orlando. His previous job required him to dress up as Disney characters, mimic them and talk to kids in a funny voice. Cody recalls Devon truly enjoyed his job. He was the perfect man for it because he loved making people happy.
His brother also said people should go out and do something nice for somebody they don’t know if they really wanted to honor Devon. Because that’s what Devon was all about – showing love to people even if they were perfect strangers, his brother noted.
Currently he was working as a dog sitter and wanted to be of help to owners that had pets with various issues. Cody said that everybody should want to be like his late younger brother when they grew up.
Devon was also engaged and planned to wed as soon as possible. His best man wanna-be and childhood friend Chris Stow paid him a tribute in a Facebook post. Stow said that it was great to have him as best friend and that he loved him and hoped to see him again someday.
Despite being a pretty impressive hulk at his 6-feet-2 and 240 pounds, Devon wouldn’t hurt a fly and was affected a lot when people were bullied. He used to protect anybody that was taken advantage of, his brother remembers.
Though he was the biggest guy in his group of friends, he was also the nicest person there. Cody added that Devon used to protect the ones he cared about just like a lion would.
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