AUSTIN, Texas — Family and friends gathered on Sunday to remember and honor Johnathon Aguilar, who a coworker identified as the victim who died in Friday's stabbing at the Freebirds on South Congress Avenue

Police said a man reportedly stabbed two people inside the Freebirds World Burrito restaurant, killing Aguilar and injuring another person. A friend and former coworker, who wished to remain anonymous, told KVUE that Aguilar was the man killed.

On Sunday, more than 50 people held a balloon release and candlelight vigil for Aguilar. 

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KVUE spoke with Aguilar's cousin at the vigil. Those close to Aguilar said they wish everyone would "love everyone like Johnathon would."

"If you think of a perfect guy that don't cause no trouble, loving, caring, this is the guy, top of the line guy right here," Dion Mojica said.

Aguilar leaves behind a wife and son, according to Mojica.

"He loved his wife, he loved his kid," Mojica said. "He took care of his family all the time and like I said he would give up anything for you.”  


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