@figurehead00: You put words to everything I've been thinking today.
At one point I walked up to a fellow work colleague and explained the entire situation, feeling kinda silly about how depressed I was. I realize now, it's not silly at all. It feels comforting to know there are tons of other people just like me that were positively impacted by Ryan.
Maybe it wasn't a two-way conversation, but it doesn't lessen the importance and impact.