The death of an 18-year-old community college student is prompting an appeal from his friends.
It was three days since a Mililani teen was killed by a suspected drunken driver in a Kunia neighborhood when friends and family held a vigil at the scene where he was struck Tuesday evening.
It was an outpouring of grief at the growing roadside memorial.
Orlando Vallejo had been looking forward to a night of bowling with two friends. It never happened.
Tyffani Okamura-Gascon had just pulled up in her car when Vallejo drove up behind her. Vallejo had just opened his door and stepped out to talk to her when he was hit by a suspected drunk driver.
"We have been here everyday since just because we love him. He really was the best person in the world," said Okamura-Gascon. "Everything about him was good. I don't think I met anybody like him."
Some of Vallejo's friends who was at the vigil knew him through ice skating. They brought their love and a few of Vallejo's favorite foods.
"We are here because we miss him so much. We never thought this could happen," said Tiffany Lam.
The message they want to send: Don't drive and drive.
"Word can't explain how I feel. Just don't do it. If you like drinking and are underage, just don't get in the car, you know," said Emily Vallejo.
An area resident brought his teenage daughter by to the vigil to see the consequences of a bad decision.
"I wanted to witness this because it makes her aware of how precious life is," said Manny Mattos.
"Our school has been praying for a lot of people who died, like (Vallejo). It's said he died at a very young age -- only 18," said Leialoha Ann Mattos.
Mattos is calling for tougher laws dealing with drunken drivers and reached out to the grieving teens to try and help ease their pain.
A roadside memorial now full of reminders of a young life lost.