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Mother from Japan attends memorial in SF for hit & run victim

Family photo of Hana & Hiroko Abe

A mother shared her loving memories Friday of the daughter she’ll never be able to hug again.

Hiroko Abe flew to San Francisco from Japan to memorialize her daughter killed in a hit and run accident allegedly by a driver who had violated his parole

“I apologize for not being able to protect her as mother,” Mrs. Abe said, according to ABC7.  “I really want to, truly want to see Hanako again. She had a special, caring heart.”

The service took place on the same street where her daughter died. A memorial set up at the location has repeatedly been vandalized, according to We Are Resonate.

Vandals tore flowers off a wreathe left in Hana’s honor and letters written to Hana by friends were found crumbled.

“I’m just overwhelmed and shocked by how someone could do something like this at such a time,” said close friend Jason, We are Resonate reported.

Abe’s mother has met with both San Francisco Mayor London Breed and District Attorney Chesa Boudin who has been criticized for his handling of the suspect and faces a possible recall.

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