Being grateful is the doorway to all sorts of other good things, said Laura.
"That's what Zach's always been really good at: recognizing what is good and being grateful for it. It's the first thing he seeks out, his starting point. He taught all of us how it's done."
Taylor Engel, one of the YouTube commenters on Zach's video, writes: "Well, you got a 6', 220 pound man sobbing his face off here. Prayers and thoughts with you, Zach...I hope someday I can be half the man you've become."
So many of us felt the same way as we watched his video for "Clouds" -- grateful for having had him walk among us, albeit for a short time, even as he sang: "And maybe someday I'll see you again. We'll float up in the clouds and we'll never see the end ..."