I offer my services to help him level up again and re gear to level 32 too if he wants, been a father myself i find this painfull.
To be fair though have you contected bungie as surly they could restore his characters as there saved server side like world of warcraft, and blizzard can restore deleted charachters on a whim.
If not, i will happily power him through the game again, glitch free though but me and the lads can do it with ease and speed.
Sorry this happened to you kid, i think i cried for you more than you did.
Already reported him to sony and bungie.