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This page lists descriptions of Minor Characters that appear in The Cliffs.
Tyler is Robert's son. He is two years old, and has hazel eyes and curly black hair. Robert works hard to provide for his son, but he knows that it is not enough. While shopping, Tyler notices Tag-Along Freddy on the shelves and pleads for it. He obliges, and Tyler plays happily with Tag-Along Freddy.
While his father is distracted, he chases a dog and ends up near the Cliffs. When his father goes there to contemplate suicide, he stops because he knows Anna and Tyler wouldn't want him to. He suddenly hears the cries of Tyler coming from the edge of the Cliffs and coaxes him out. Together, they return home and talk about Anna.
Anna was Robert's wife. She had hazel eyes. They met in college and fell in love instantly, wanting to spend the rest of their lives together. Robert fell more in love with her when she became pregnant. Unfortunately, two months before she was supposed to give birth, she noticed swelling in her hands and feet. She suffered a massive stroke while giving birth to Tyler. He struggles to tell Tyler about Anna because he is still grieving her loss.
After losing Tyler, Robert considers suicide because he has lost everyone who mattered to him. As he is contemplating his decision, he realizes that Anna would have wanted him to live for as long as possible, even without her. He angrily chucks Tag-Along Freddy off the Cliffs to look for Tyler. When he finds him, he begins to tell him stories about Anna.
Jess is one of Robert's coworkers. She tries to communicate with Robert because she realizes how alone he is. She offers to babysit and to go to lunch together. Jess is also a single parent like Robert, but for other reasons, presumably her husband left her.
Miss Lauren is Tyler's preschool teacher. She asks the class to draw pictures of their family, and when she realizes that Tyler doesn't have a mother, she explains to the class that what makes up a family is people and love. She has curly brown hair.
Noah is one of Tyler's classmates. He notices that Tyler doesn't have a mother, which makes Tyler a little upset.
Officer Ramirez & Cook
Office Ramirez and Officer Cook are the two police officers that appear when Robert reports that Tyler is missing. They continuously reassure him that they will find his son.
As Robert is preparing to go to the Cliffs, a neighbor asks if Robert needs anything. Robert answers back politely, but he knows the only thing he wants is his son back, and if that is not possible, to jump off the Cliffs.