The pain of losing a child is something no parent should have to endure. But sadly it is a reality for many parents out there. Even though nothing could ever replace their lost child, when something beautiful happens in the wake of tragedy, it can make it a little more tolerable. For parents whose children bravely decided to donate their organs, the comfort it can bring both the recipient’s families and the grieving one’s is innumerable.
And we’re lucky enough to get to see such a beautifully tragic union in real time thanks to a video shot of a mom meeting her son’s heart transplant recipient.
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After the 14-year-old kid embraces the mom for a long time, he gives her an opportunity to hear her son’s heartbeat inside his chest for the first time. After she hears it and gets to hear how strong it is, she embraces the boy again saying:
“I love you, and I’m so glad you’re doing so well.”
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Excuse us whilst we cry our eyes out.
The video touched thousands of people thanks to being posted by ABC 7’s news team on TikTok.
“He’s got a new heart and two Mommas now,” commented one follower.
“He just melted into her,” noted another. “That heart connected to her.”
In 2020 alone, over 33,000 lives were saved thanks to the selfless gift of organ donation. What a truly beautiful legacy of love to leave behind.