Nicolas McCabe (Photo via Daily Mail)
Nicolas McCabe, 9, died in the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma on May 20.
Nicolas was a vibrant kid who loved the water and one day dreamed of owning his own pontoon boat.
His parents, Scott and Stacey, remembered their son was born just outside the couple's home because he "came so quickly that (they) couldn't even make it to the hospital," according to his obituary.
Nicolas was smart and had an "ornery grin," his parents wrote.
He loved going to the lake, playing with Legos and listening to country music. Nicolas' parents said their son "adored" his family and all the friends h e made at Plaza Towers. Emily Conatzer and Sydney Angle were his classmates at school.
"Though his years weren't many, the memories and impressions he left on those he came into contact with is sure to endure forever," his parents wrote.
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