We post a lot of stories about a lot of different topics on Opposing Views. Many deal with tough, controversial issues. Often, we focus on life-and-death decisions and events. But this one photo is perhaps the saddest image I have ever published. The tragedy and loss of innocence here is unfathomable...

This is a goodbye letter written to Newtown shooting victim Jack Pinto by his best friend, John. Jack was only six years old when he lost his life on Friday.

The photo was tweeted by Yamiche Alcindor.

The letter, surfaced by Hypervocal, reads:

You are my best friend.
We had fun together.
I will miss you.
I will talk to you in my prayers.
I love you Jack.