Man Poignantly Tattoos His Mom’s Final Heartbeats on His Arm in Touching Tribute

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Many people get tattoos to remember loved ones who have passed. It’s common to see people who have dates, faces, or symbols in honor of someone they love tattooed somewhere on their body. When Thomas Resch’s mother passed away unexpectedly, he got a very special tattoo to remember her by: the record of her last heartbeat.

He is 21 years old and working to become a professional body builder. Until recently, he lived with his mother Deborah, who he called his best friend.

Thomas was heartbroken. He was supposed to move out of her house the day she died.

Deborah has suffered a heart attack previously which has left her unable to use her hands properly, but according to Thomas she was working to gain her handwriting back. Thomas found she’d left him a note that read “I’m going to miss you a lot. I love you.”

But he also noticed something else. Deborah had been wearing a FitBit when she died that tracked her heartbeat. Thomas was able to see a graph of her last heartbeat.

It was such a unique and personal way to honor someone he loved.

The story touched a lot of people.

One woman commented that she also had gotten a note from her mom tattooed on her.

They shared them with Thomas. It’s an incredibly touching tribute.

He writes in his GoFundMe page, “We cannot express how deeply she was loved by us and everyone around her. We are truly and deeply saddened by our loss. We are all hurting and handling things as we know how to.”

It seems like they really loved each other a lot.