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Mom Who Lost Her Son Two Months Ago Hears His Name on the Radio

Brittany Chalmers
Apr 22, 2022
08:00 P.M.
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When a loved one passes away, they take a piece of us with them—this was the case for a mother from Australia. After her son's death, she was shattered, but the kindness of strangers gave her hope and the surprise of a lifetime. 

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Parents shouldn't have to bury their precious children, but sadly it is a reality for many moms and dads. The loss and pain stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Fortunately, caring people are ready to offer support and love when needed most. Friends, family, and even random strangers can help others heal through small and big acts of kindness. 

A grieving mother is surprised when hosts speak to her via the radio. | Source: youtube.com/channel/Kyle and Jackie O

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LOSING HER SON

Michelle was a doting mother to four kids, Blaine, Crystal, Jessica, and Tom. She worked hard to provide a great life for them and was proud of the people they were becoming. 

Her life was turned upside down when she lost her 19-year-old son, Blaine, in a freak tractor accident. The driven and healthy youngster had a future with lots of opportunities waiting for him, but his life was cut short in an instant. 

A mother who lost her son get a surprise from kind strangers. | Source: youtube.com/channel/Kyle and Jackie O

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SHE FELL BEHIND ON PAYMENTS 

The tragedy left Michelle grief-stricken, and she struggled to cope with the immense loss. To add to her burdens, the mother fell behind on her debt repayments. 

She took time off from work to mourn her son and struggled financially as a consequence. Thankfully, there was a light at the end of her dark tunnel in 2015.   

Michelle and her four kids. | Source: youtube.com/channel/Kyle and Jackie O

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THE LIFE-CHANGING "GIVEBACK" SEGMENT

Michelle was in their car with her kids listening to the radio, and the channel was turned onto the "Kyle and Jackie O" show on KIIS 1065. The hosts started speaking about their "Giveback" segment—the mom had no idea what would unfold next. 

The car was set up with a hidden camera to capture the special moment, and when the radio hosts revealed a few specific details, Michelle started looking around at her kids. 

Host Jackie O said:  

"They are a passenger in a car right now and they don't know this is about to happen. The woman I'm speaking to she has three children in the car with her and she's wearing a light blue top."

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A family is emotional as radio hosts shower them with kindness. | Source: youtube.com/channel/Kyle and Jackie O

THE BIG SURPRISE 

The woman thought she was on her way to a spa day, but there was something else happening—Michelle was in for the surprise of her life. 

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She looked dumbfounded when she realized Kyle and Jackie O were speaking about her. The host addressed her directly and stated

"Michelle, we are talking to you and know how hard you've been suffering lately."

They added that she faced an experience no parent should have to go through. Jackie O told listeners about the passing of Michelle's son and shared: "He came off the back of a tractor, and he passed away there that day." 

Daughter consoles her emotional mother in the car. | Source: youtube.com/channel/Kyle and Jackie O

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THEY HELPED MEET HER NEEDS

While Blaine's death affected the mother emotionally, the radio hosts knew other challenges came with the loss. They wanted to help Michelle with some of her needs and revealed two pieces of good news. 

Thanks to Clarendon Homes, they would be paying the mother's mortgage for six months so she could take her time to grieve. They also wanted to do something to mark Blaine's memory. 

The host explained

"We know that Blaine was doing all the outdoor renovations for you. We'd like to finish off those outdoor renovations with $5,000 and work in memory of him."

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The radio host sheds a few tears as she speaks to the grieving mom. | Source: youtube.com/channel/Kyle and Jackie O

THE MOTHER'S EMOTIONAL REACTION 

Michelle's daughter Crystal was driving the car, and she was thrilled by her mom's reaction. The entire family was emotional, but Michelle was bawling. She couldn't believe the news and only managed to get out a few words.

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However, gratitude was written all over her face as she said

"Thank you so much. I can't believe it. It's wonderful, thank you." 

A grieving woman is overcome with emotion after receiving a big surprise. | Source: youtube.com/channel/Kyle and Jackie O

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HE IS WATCHING OUT FOR THEM 

The unexpected tragedy changed the family's life forever, but thanks to the kindness of strangers, they could slowly pick up the pieces and heal. The radio hosts sang Blaine's praises and encouraged the family with a heartwarming reminder.

Wiping away her tears, Jackie O expressed: "Blaine was a family man who was never afraid of showing his affection for you. He adored you. He adored his family and his girlfriend. I'm sure he's watching out for you and your beautiful children.

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DO GOOD, AND YOU WILL REAP GOOD

Helping someone else in even the simplest way often leaves us feeling positive and grateful because when we do good things, we reap good things. 

Like the kind radio hosts and sponsors who looked out for Michelle, we should always try to assist our fellow friends, family, and even strangers.

Click here for another tear-jerking story about a grieving mom. She heard her deceased son's heart beating in someone else and was happy that he could live on through her.    

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