Maman's fiancé who really loves her. He feels sad about her fast death and doesn’t understand how it could happen. One of the elderly residents at the old persons’ home where Meursault’s mother lived. Before Madame Meursault’s death, she and Perez had become so inseparable that the other residents joked that he was her fiancé. Perez’s relationship with Madame Meursault is one of the few genuine emotional attachments the novel depicts. Perez, as someone who expresses his love for Madame Meursault, serves as a foil to the indifferent narrator.
Thomas Pérez in the Essays