Losing a parent is difficult for anyone. Losing a parent as a young child, however, is something no one wants to endure.
But many children do endure it, and much better than adults at times. One little boy from the U.K. has left viewers in awe of his outlook regarding his father’s passing.
Samuel, now 5, was just 4 years old when his dad died from terminal cancer on Jan. 1, 2017. It has been over 2 years, but Samuel still remembers his dad and even calls him his “hero.”
He said as much on the U.K. Channel 4 television show “The Secret Life of 4 and 5 Year Olds.”
“Sometimes when mum says I can’t have chocolates, Daddy then gives them to me,” Samuel said.
He went on to tell the other children about his dad. How he carried Samuel on his shoulders when his feet got tired and even where he died.
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“When he died, yeah, he wasn’t at home,” Samuel said. “He was in hospital when he died.”
Samuel’s mom, Beth, explained that his dad “fought hard” but ultimately lost the fight in the end on Jan. 1, 2017.
She went on to talk about how her son handled his dad’s death.
“It was a pretty difficult time for Samuel,” Beth said.
“But actually, he dealt with it amazingly. And he helped everyone else get through it just by being him.”
Samuel also has an older sister, Elizabeth, who is 13. Yet it seems Samuel is the one in his family with an old soul.
His mom said that “he’s just like a little old man but in a funny, little kiddie body.”
When you see how he carries himself and even how he dresses, you might just agree with her.
I have no doubt his mom had a few tears in her eyes when she saw Samuel call his dad on his “heaven phone” at the end of the clip.
He even tells his dad that he has made it onto the show. This little boy has been through so much, yet he appears to have found a way to cope.
A child’s mind is something not even the most brilliant of doctors can understand, so we won’t try to. We’ll just let Samuel be who he is, and we have a feeling he’s making his dad quite proud.
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