Scores of people—including President Obama and damn near every reporter in town—are letting the world know how much they loved Carlos Hernandez Gomez, what a sad and absurd shock it is that he’s gone at just 36, and why it was impossible not to be forever touched by his spirit and humor after you encountered it.

But he’s worth every single word and thought, so in his honor I’m queuing up the soundtrack to Superfly—Carlos loved both Curtis Mayfield and blaxploitation flicks—so I can add my amen to all of it.