The world can be a horrible place. Sometimes, all that you can do is hope for the best.
Ever since Gotham actor Donal Logue tweeted that his 16-year-old is missing, we’ve been hoping that his next tweet would reveal that Jade Logue is safe.
His tweets since that announcement have not, unfortunately, been anything so comforting.
Donal Logue, who seems to have a habit of deleting his tweets, initially shared that she was missing over Twitter.
“Missing — yesterday at 2PM Barclays Center/Fort Greene Brooklyn: my child, Jade Logue. 6’2” 180 lime green hoodie dark green military parka.”
This was a couple of days ago, which raises the urgency of Jade’s absence to maximum.
Anybody can go missing for a few hours and it turns out that they just got lost and their phone died or they lost track of time.
Now, it looks like the best case scenario is that Jade got restless or upset and is just crashing with a friend for a few days.
Usually, you don’t hope that a teenager has run away, but at this point, we hope that’s what she did.
Donal’s tweets have been very touching, as have the tweets from Jade’s mother, Kasey Smith.
But they don’t fill you with hope.
Yesterday, Donal tweeted out, thanking fans for their “love and prayers,” though that tweet has also since been deleted.
Both parents are probably hopeful that Jade is able to check Twitter and see messages from them.
So they probably want their top tweets to be directed at her.
Just in case.
Though we’ll reluctantly admit that it’s kind of hard to picture her still hiding out now that her absence is receiving this much media attention.
Actresses Olivia Wilde and Stana Katic have sent out tweets of their own in the hopes that more people will help look for Jade.
One of the many concerns about Jade’s status as a missing person is that she’s trans.
As we know all too well, trans people — and in particular trans women — are at far greater risk of suffering from violence than most people.
Obviously, the fact that she’s a teenager doesn’t do a lot to make her safer.
The news of a missing trans teenager fills us with familiar dread.
We just … really hope that she’s okay.
In the wee hours of this morning, Donal tweeted out another plea.
“Jade. we miss you and love you. please come home. If you can see this, just know I love and miss you dearly.”
Kasey Smith’s last two tweets are more or less the same.
“Jade We miss you. Your family wants you home. If at all you’re able to read this KNOW we want you home. I love you baby”
This shows how desperate they are.
And they’ve probably both tweeted these things on the advice of friends or law enforcement.
Or other missing persons specialists.
This also has to be horrifying for Jade’s older brother, Finn.
Unfortunately, this situation reminds us of when Walter Koenig’s son went missing.
That actor’s missing child turned out to have committed suicide.
Let’s hold onto hope that Jade is okay.