The vigil was planned by Building Generations of Hope, an Orlando-based nonprofit organization.
Tthe crowd was made up of many strangers, who wanted to send condolences.
“We’re sending prayers all the way here for you we (are) praying (for) strength. I know it’s hard, but just know God is right there by your side,” one person said.
Multiple people told News 6 they drove to Orlando just to be a part of the vigil.
The group released balloons into the sky in his honor while shouting “We Love You Tyre” in unison.
Orlando visitors like Claire Rich, from England, said although she did not know Sampson, she felt moved to join.
“No one should have to go through what the family is going through right now,” Rich said.
Azoira Wright is also a stranger to the family but did not miss the chance to spread hugs and love.
“I know what the mother is feeling right now so I’m just (going to) pray and hope she can find the strength to move on,” Wright said.
News 6 is still waiting for updates in the investigation.