This touching photo went viral as soon as it was uploaded by the kids’ mom to Facebook. Tiny twins Hawk and Mason have taken the Internet by storm with their touching photo, but sadly, this story has a sad ending.
Sadly, little Hawk Buckmeyer ᴘᴀ.ssᴇᴅ ᴀ.ᴡᴀʏ from a rare ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ called ᴄᴏɴɢᴇɴɪᴛᴀʟ ᴅɪᴀᴘʜʀᴀɢᴍᴀᴛɪᴄ ʜᴇʀɴɪᴀ.
His parents, Brandy Gettler and Tommy Buckmyer, knew that their child’s condition was life-ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛᴇɴɪɴɢ, so they urged people to pray for him.
But the family was later forced to announce that their “sweet little man has come home to be with Jesus.”
However, they managed to take a heartbreaking photo in which Mason says goodbye to his sick newborn brother.
“He left easily and we know he is no longer suffering. Please give us time to grieve and try to start healing our wounds,” the family wrote.
A photo of the boys hugging went viral after it was posted on Facebook by their parents so that family and friends could get a look at their twins.
Brandi spoke about taking a photo of the twins together:
“Even though it was Hawk who was undergoing ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ for a rare birth defect, it was his brother Mason who really needed peace of mind.”
“He really was very restless. And then the nurse said: “Why don’t you try to put him next to Hawk?” and then I asked, “Can you do this?”
“We put him next to him, and as soon as he felt Hawk and found his hand, he immediately grabbed it and smiled. They knew who they were to each other.”