The Blue Man
The first person Eddie meets in heaven. He was a sideshow worker at Ruby Pier when Eddie was a child. He was killed as a result of Eddie running in the street after his ball. | Lesson Lesson
“There are no random acts . That we are all connected that you can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.” The Blue Man teaches Eddie his first lesson, which is that there are no random acts in life, and that all incidents/accidents are connected in some way.| The Captain
The second person Eddie meets in heaven is his former war captain. He explained that, although he shot Eddie, he kept his promise by not leaving him behind and even sacrificed his life so Eddie and two other soldiers could live. The Captain teaches Eddie that when one loses something, they often gain something else. | Sacrifice is a part of life. It’s supposed to be. Its not something to regret. Its something to aspire to. Little sacrifices. Big sacrifices. A mother works so her son can go to school. A daughter moves home to take care of her sick father. The Captain teaches Eddie that when you lose something, you shouldn’t feel regret or pity for yourself because often you’ve gained something else. | Ruby
The third person Eddie meets in heaven and also Ruby Pier's namesake. | Holding anger is like a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselvesRuby teaches Eddie to let go of his anger and to forgive his father for the damage he caused in his life.| Marguerite
Eddie’s wife and only true love. Marguerite was the only happiness in Eddie's life. She is the fourth person he meets in heaven. | Marguerite teaches him the lesson that love is not lost with death.| Tala
The fifth person Eddie meets in heaven. Tala was the little girl who Eddie saw crawling into the burning fort during the war....