Each father makes a guarantee to their child. A guarantee to ensure, a guarantee to mind, and a guarantee to be the best parent you can be.
For Brad Kearns, making that guarantee was all he ever needed. He made it to his first child, Buddy, before he was even born.
Heartbreak struck for Brad when his son Buddy was stillborn. He would not be able to teach his son how to kick a ball, but that didn’t mean his promise was broken. Brad shared an emotional post on Facebook about his son’s death and how it doesn’t make him any less of a father.
Brad Hearns got the hands of his ‘Buddy’ tattooed on his chest, positioned in an “eternal cuddle.” It garnered a lot of positive responses online, and even sparked a movement called #TellYourStory, where Brad encourages people who have suffered loss to open up about their grief.
Brad Hearns not only paid an amazing tribute to his stillborn son, but also started a conversation that will help people open up about their grief and find support in times of need.