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Kobe and Gianna Bryant honored by their family with sweet new photo

Vanessa Bryant posted a photo of her family in front of an L.A. mural honoring her late husband and daughter and included some lyrics from a Nat King Cole song.
/ Source: TODAY

Vanessa Bryant has shared a sweet family photo showing her and her three daughters posing in front of a mural honoring her late husband, Kobe Bryant, and daughter Gianna.

She captioned the picture with the lyrics to the song “Smile," which was popularized by Nat King Cole.

“Smile though your heart is aching / Smile even though it's breaking / When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by / If you smile through your fear and sorrow / Smile and maybe tomorrow / You'll see the sun come shining through for you,” the caption reads, in part.

On Sunday night, Bryant posted a similar photo of her 17-year-old daughter, Natalia, in front of the same mural on her way to a dance. The mural depicts Kobe and Gianna in a tender moment with a halo over their heads.

"My babies. Natalia. #winterformal," she captioned the photo of her daughter smiling in a blue-and-white dress.

Six weeks ago, Kobe, Gianna and seven other people died in a helicopter crash in Southern California on their way to a basketball tournament.

In the weeks since, the city of Los Angeles, the NBA community and fans alike have all mourned the loss of the basketball legend. Murals adorn the city, and countless fellow athletes have made moving tributes to Kobe and his family.

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At a memorial on Feb. 24 at the Staples Center, Bryant made a speech honoring Kobe and Gianna's lives that brought thousands of fans to their feet.

“Babe, you take care of our Gigi. And I got Nani, Bibi and Coco,” she said. “We're still the best team. We love and miss you, Boo-Boo and GiGi. May you both rest in peace and have fun in heaven until we meet again one day.”