Regina King posted a moving tribute to her late son to celebrate his birthday on Thursday, nearly one year after his death.
King, 52, shared an Instagram video of an orange lantern she’d lit in honor of Ian Alexander Jr., calling January 19th “Ian’s Worthday.”
“I see you in everything,” King wrote in a caption of the video.
Alexander, who would have turned 27 on Thursday, died by suicide on January 21, 2022.
“As we still process his physical absence, we celebrate his presence,” King added. “We are all in different places on the planet… so is Ian. His spirit is the thread that connects us.”
King wrote that the orange color of the lantern was significant because it was Ian’s favorite color.