Do y'all ever think about how Richie choose an assistant that looks exactly like Eddie, even though he had no memory of him. The only other character that does something like this is Bill who marries someone exactly like Beverly. To me, that shows just how intensely he loved Eddie. Even without a memory of him, Richie longed for someone like him and needed some kind of close substitute. He didn’t need that for any of the other losers, just Eddie. His mind forgot him, but his heart didn’t!