When a seven-year-old boy lost his father, he desperately wanted another chance to speak with him. To reconnect with his dad, the youngster did something unexpected with the rest of his family.
Losing a parent is never easy, and one little boy was heartbroken when his father passed away at the beginning of the year. A fatal motorbike accident resulted in the death of 42-year-old Jeff Lipary, who left behind a family that loved him dearly.
His kids, 20-year-old Jayda and 7-year-old Nicco, cherished his memory and continued talking to him after his death. To deal with their shock and grief, they stayed connected to their father spiritually.
[Left] Children with their father before his passing; [Right] Relatives speak to their deceased family member. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America tiktok.com/naidene17
THEIR DAD PASSED AWAY
Jayda shared details about her dad's passing on TikTok, and one of her clips quickly gained widespread attention. In the heartwarming video, the young woman revealed that her father had passed away recently.
She stated: "Today, my 7-year-old little brother wanted to have a 'meeting' to talk about him." Little Nicco encouraged family members to speak with Lipary.
Children with their father before his passing. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America
SPEAKING WITH THEIR FATHER
Nicco called the meeting because he missed his father and wanted to cheer up his family. He said: "Hey dad, how is heaven?"
Kids celebrate their dad's life. | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America
THE FAMILY RECEIVED LOTS OF SUPPORT
Jayda shared some background information about Lipary and stated that he was a fun dad who inspired them every day. She added that Nicco was just like their father, and the statement made him smile.
The story touched netizens, and many offered their condolences. Jayda shared their Amazon wishlists because users wanted to help them going forward. A GoFundMe page also assisted them with the funeral costs.
THE ONLINE REACTION
Users stated that they were sure Lipary was proud of his kids. Someone commented: "Losing a loved one is so hard. It's important to support each other through the heartache and in keeping their memory alive."
Another added: "Wow, these kids are amazing. The way they comfort each other and are so well-spoken shows how great their father raised them. Rest In Peace."
ANOTHER BOY TRIED TO REACH HIS DAD IN HEAVEN
Children struggle to understand death, and one grieving toddler surprised his mother this year when he told her he was taking a trip to heaven. She found various items inside a packed bag, including his dad's cologne.
Ashley Irwin lost her husband two years ago, and her son Wyatt wanted to visit him. The mother was emotional as she went through the bag, and the video made netizens cry along with her.
Wyatt's grieving process was unconventional, similar to Nicco's, but both kids did what they felt best to connect with their lost loved ones.