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Orlando shooting victim Luis Vielma honored in 'Harry Potter' tribute

/ Source: TODAY

Teary-eyed employees of Universal Orlando Resort honored one of their fallen co-workers, Luis Vielma, who died in the Orlando nightclub massacre — the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history — during a moving tribute on Monday night.

Vielma's colleagues and parkgoers joined together to raise their wands for the 22-year-old, who worked on a theme park ride at Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

"Tonight we remember a team member, a brother, a son, a friend," one woman said, speaking to the crowd. "Tonight we remember someone that created a type of magic that we can never replace."

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She called Vielma "one of the kindest souls you will ever meet in your life," before asking the crowd to raise their wands in remembrance.

Vielma was one of 49 people killed by gunman Omar Mateen, who opened fire at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday. He was later killed by police.

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J.K. Rowling, author of the "Harry Potter" series, tweeted about Vielma on Monday, saying she "can't stop crying," and sending condolences to his friends and family.

Some friends and co-workers responded to Rowling, saying that he loved working at the "Harry Potter" ride.

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They also created a touching tribute video for Vielma.

Universal Orlando Resort also lost another employee in the shooting, Xavier Serrano, who was a parade performer, according to a Disney blog post.

Memorials and tributes for the victims, whose names have been released, continue to grow. For the latest updates, read more at NBC News.