This big brother comforting his little brother, who has been diagnosed with a malignant tumor, is a bittersweet example of the unbreakable bond between siblings.
There is no denying the immediate bond between siblings. My daughters are so fiercely connected that it could just about break my heart, in the best way possible.
A recent bonding moment between another pair of siblings is going viral because of the deeply-touching story behind it. Mom Sheryl Blanksby captured the sweet cuddle sesh between her 3-year-old son, William, and his terminally-ill baby brother, Thomas.
#Throwback to when we were on our holiday. I was getting ready in the bathroom and husband was in the kitchen. The kids were quiet, especially Mr preschooler. You know the rules about when kids are quiet. I tiptoed to the lounge with my camera ready to catch anything they are doing. I was expecting my baby to be covered in Nutella or something but instead I saw this. My preschooler is telling his baby brother "Kuya (big brother) is here. Everything is ok". #myboys #bestbigbrother #documentinglittlemoments #mybabyloves #myheartandsoul #luckymummy
"You know the rules about when kids are quiet," the Perth blogger wrote on Instagram. "I tiptoed to the lounge with my camera ready to catch anything they are doing. I was expecting my baby to be covered in Nutella or something but instead I saw this. My preschooler is telling his baby brother "Kuya (big brother) is here. Everything is ok"."
According to Pop Sugar, Thomas was diagnosed with a malignant rhabdoid tumor, unthinkably, after his parents found what they believed was just a birthmark. Blanksby has said the family is trying to cherish every moment with Thomas, whom she believes knows on some level that he is not well.
This isn't the only post the brave mama has shared featuring William loving on Thomas.
""Oh darling, I'll make it better". The love he has for his baby brother grows deeper everyday," she wrote.
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Clearly he is one devoted big bro. And I truly believe his love for Thomas is making a big difference in the little one's life.
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.