Every father makes a promise to their son. A promise to protect, a promise to care, and a promise to be the best parent you can be.
For Brad Kearns, making that promise was all he ever wanted. He made it to his first son, 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." While at first glance, it just seems like an odd set of hands on his chest, the story behind Hearns's tattoo is much more than that. 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. His Facebook page is a must read for any parent, with great stories that are very relatable. Watching his family grow and love is special, knowing the heartache that they've gone through.
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