A heartbreaking eulogy from the parents of a young boy tragically killed when a car smashed into his classroom has been read out in front of hundreds of mourners.
Andrew Encinas, nine, was killed alongside his eight-year-old best friend Jihad Darwiche when an SUV ploughed into their Banksia Road Public School last Tuesday.
On Monday, those attending a service celebrating his life heard of the youngster's love of sports, video games and cooking in the kitchen at home.
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A heartbreaking eulogy from the parents of nine-year-old Andrew Encinas (pictured) has been read out in front of hundreds of mourners at the boy's service Monday
Mourners gathered around the small blue coffin of Andrew Encinas, who died alongside his best friend Jihad Darwiche, eight, when an SUV ploughed into their Banksia Road Public School last week
Those attending a service celebrating his life on Monday heard of the youngster's love of sports, video games and cooking in the kitchen at home
'You never expect to write a eulogy for a nine-year-old son,' the touching tribute began, according to News.com.au.
Describing Andrew as a 'cheeky' boy, it mentioned how he would give his parents shoulder massages as a way of stalling his bedtime.
It also detailed an 'energetic' soul who lived life to the full, enjoying lollies, making pizza and playing X-Box with his brothers.
'This year he wanted a vegetable garden for his birthday, he’d even planted the seeds and watered,' it read.
'To our pride and joy, we love you forever, our hearts are breaking and we don't understand why you were taken so young - but God has his plans.'
The service included a video Andrew had made, which ended with him telling the camera: 'Peace out'.
Jihad Darwiche (right) was best friend's with Andrew (left) and was also killed, with the eight-year-old farewelled at a funeral service at Lakemba Mosque on Friday
The touching tribute began with the heart-rending words 'You never expect to write a eulogy for a nine-year-old son' (Pictured is the young boy's coffin)
Describing Andrew as a 'cheeky' boy, the eulogy mentioned how he would give his parents shoulder massages as a way of stalling his bedtime (Pictured are mourners outside Rookwood Cemetery)
Andrew's coffin was adorned with flowers as it was carried into the building before the ceremony
Crowds gathered to say farewell to Andrew in a variety of sports jerseys, honouring his love of soccer
His devastated parents said the eulogy was 'the hardest thing they ever had to write,' but also took time to thank the emergency services and the community who had rallied around them.
As people made their way from the chapel, a number of blue balloons were released into the sky for the boy who had 'touched the lives of so many people'.
Mourners wore the colours of a variety of different football teams in tribute to Andrew, the youngest of five brothers, who was remembered as a 'budding soccer star'.
While a large group were seen wearing personalised Real Madrid shirts with Andrew's name and the number 6 emblazoned on