Woman weeps on receiving a quilt made from her late son's T-shirts

Jun 05, 2018
07:45 A.M.

Amy Somers-Budd who lost one of her sons, Austin, received a unique gift when she celebrated Mother’s Day at a restaurant.


Daily Mail shared a video on YouTube of the woman from Upland, California, on May 16, 2018.

49-year-old Somers-Budds was at a restaurant celebrating Mother’s Day with her family and friends when she received her gifts.

One of the gifts proved much more meaningful than the others once she realized its importance.

The one-minute-long video opens with Somers-Budds unloading pieces of tissue paper from her gift bag. Moments later she unveils a blue quilt.

It takes her a few moments to realize that it is made from the shirts of her son, who passed away last year.

The mother is overcome with emotions as she holds the quilt to her face and begins to cry.

A family member tells her to look for a white corner on the quilt, “There’s one corner and you have to find it. It’s the white one. That’s the wife-beater.”


Somers-Budds is visibly overwhelmed and continues to cry while her family comforts her at the table.

This is her first Mother’s Day without Austin, who died at the age of 11. He was diagnosed with a developmental disability and passed away on May 22, 2017.

The woman’s other children wanted to make sure their brother was still with them, hence they gifted her a special quilt. She said she will use it to wrap herself in his love.


She also shared a photo of her gift on a Facebook post saying, ‘My awesome kids got me a quilt made from Austin’s T-shirts so I can wrap myself in his love, It helps to take a little of the sting of this day away. I love you all with all my heart.’

Somers-Budds is a senior account executive at an insurance agency. She started a Facebook group, Austin’s Circle of Kindness, designed to ‘honor the joy Austin brought to this world.’ She encourages people to share their stories of kindness on the platform.

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