"He was my angel that night, but he was my angel every day I knew him"

When asked if she thought Teves knew he was putting himself in danger for her, Lindgren said, “I know he did. He’d do anything for me. He always told me that, too. I just wish I could have protected him the same way he protected me.”

Teves’ father Tom Teves is also devastated, but said that his son is still with him.

“I’m hollow. But Alex has come and brought me…from heaven, he’s been bringing me hope,” Teves told ABC News. “He’s still my inspiration. And I know now more than ever that there is a God. Because of Alex. Because Alex is still coming through. Because that’s the kind of man he is.”