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I’m amazed at the collection of pictures I’ve just come across. The words written by Larry’s mom are so touching and I’m thankful that she opened up her heart to give us a better look at how thoughtful Larry was. This is a priceless memorial and I’m so happy to see it. I came to post a tribute to Larry, which I will do now…..

It’s been 20 years and I still don’t understand what happened. Why did so many people with promising futures and meaningful pasts have to be senselessly stolen from this world so soon? People like Larry that made you feel good whether you were closest to him, just an acquaintance, or somewhere in between. I was a “somewhere in between” type that blessed to know Larry through my friends Larry and Pete. I didn’t get to spend a lot of time around Larry, but when I did it was always a good time and I knew my chubby cheeks would end up aching because of all the laughing I did. The mood around Larry seemed to have a zen like lightness that naturally made you more happy. I didn’t know Larry well enough to know if he felt that way on the inside, but I can appreciate how good he made other people feel. I hope he knew before he left that he impacted so many people’s lives in such positive ways. I see so many tributes to Larry on multiple 9/11 memorial sites that have the same resounding themes…that Larry was a truly kind, hard working, intelligent and humorous soul. We were all lucky to be in Larry’s presence in one way or another. I’m sure I’ll still feel the same 20 years from now. RIP bud.

Love Always,

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Place of Residence:
Blue Bell, PA
Location on 9/11:
Marsh & McLennan | Senior Manager, Information Technology

Nov. 22 would have been Lawrence Kim’s 32nd birthday.

His appetite for food mirrored his appetite for life. He loved doughnuts, wine, hot dogs from New York City vendors and his sister’s pancakes. But his favorite was General Tso’s chicken, which he would cook for his father.

He also had an appetite for knowledge. He drank in the world around him -- teaching himself German so he could read Freud in the original. He also owned several versions of Martin Heidegger’s 'Being and Time' and could quote from Goethe’s 'Faust.'

But he embraced pop culture along with philosophy. One time, his co-workers opened the door to his office to find him blasting Celine Dion and singing along at the top of his lungs. He could recite the lines from the movie 'Philadelphia' after watching it two dozen times.

He was a chronic workaholic. Security guards at Time Warner’s Tampa offices were once alarmed because Mr. Kim’s car had been parked in the same place for eight straight days while he had been continuously working on a project. That discipline carried over to his new job at Marsh & McLennan. Parking records show that he arrived between 7:30 and 8 a.m on Sept. 11, his second day of work.