As the pandemic continues, many are being forced to find new ways to cope with the heartache, including one son's heartbreaking tribute to his mom.
When his mom was admitted to hospital with coronavirus...
He decided to record her a song as he wanted her to hear his voice.
And one song turned into several others. Scroll on for the touching videos...
Now, let's be honest, this pandemic feels like it's never going to end.
And it's perhaps been the longest twelve months that many of us have ever experienced.
It's been a year since COVID-19 brought the entire world to a standstill since its spread in Wuhan, China...
And although we've come a long way since then, it's certainly been a rollercoaster of a ride.
More than 2 million people across the globe have tragically died as a result of this deadly virus...
But even though each and every one of these deaths has been an utter tragedy, there is light at the end of the tunnel... finally.
Just a couple of months ago in November 2020, the first COVID-19 vaccine was approved...
And, after months of world-wide lockdowns and quarantines, this news was music to everyone's ears.
The vaccine's developers - Pfizer and BioNTech - described the milestone as a "great day for science and humanity."
And, in December, the companies announced that they would be supplying the U.S with 100 million additional doses.
Spirits are high...
Because at least 25.2 million people have been vaccinated here in the States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
And we aren't the only ones receiving the vaccine!
Almost 600,000 more people received the covid vaccine jabs in the UK yesterday.... including my Nan!!! 🙌🏻 https://t.co/Q0N05JFBgH— Dave Goodings (@Dave Goodings)1612113112.0
Other countries such as the U.K have been administering the vaccines out to their residents at an incredible pace - more than 9.3 million people have now been vaccinated in the world's worst-affected country.
And, to combat the few vaccine skeptics, various celebrities and public figures had their jabs administered on live TV.
Former vice-president, Mike Pence, was the unlikely figure to lead the trend, with him being one of the first to receive the vaccine during a live White House broadcast.
And then our newly elected president, Joe Biden, quickly followed suit.
Folks, I just received the second dose of my COVID-19 vaccine — and just like the first dose, it was safe, quick, a… https://t.co/T6MiwE0M50— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1610405141.0
After receiving the second dose of the vaccine, he tweeted:
"Folks, I just received the second dose of my COVID-19 vaccine - and just like the first dose, it was safe, quick, and painless. I urge everyone to get vaccinated once it's your turn. Because only together can we save lives and beat this virus."
For many, the success of the vaccine has signalled an end to the dark days of the pandemic...
But, sadly the vaccine has not come quick enough for some.
Kelli McCaw is among those who have tragically lost their lives to the virus.
The forty-eight-year-old mom from Galgorm in Northern Ireland died from coronavirus last week after a month-long battle.
And during that time, her son has been recording songs for her.
The videos have left their mark on many...
Kelli was admitted to hospital over a month ago.
As per Sky News, her husband Stephen recalled that her words as she stepped out the door were "I love you" before heading in an ambulance around 11pm at night.
Upon admission to hospital, Kelli's condition deteriorated within days.
As a result, she was sedated and moved to intensive care.
Unable to visit, Kelli's son Dean, twenty-four, thought of a different way to speak to his mom.
He began recording songs and posting them online so that nurses could play them to her.
Speaking to Sky News, Dean said, "She was in ICU, we couldn't have phone calls with her because she was sedated but we were assured she could hear us."
"I just wanted Mum to hear my voice."
In a post on Facebook following his mom's passing, Dean wrote, "As many of you will already know by now, mum passed away peacefully last night in hospital. the time since has been a whirlwind. but dad and i are taking comfort knowing that she is no longer in pain."
"She fought covid with everything she had, but everything wasn't quite enough. Thank you to everyone who kept her in your thoughts and prayers over the last month. This is not the the outcome we hoped for, and in all honesty, I'm really struggling to deal with that."
Posted alongside another song, he added, "This was incredibly difficult to record, I just about managed to hold it together for long enough to record half of a song. But i want you all to know that the worship doesn't stop just because we didn't get the answer we wanted. God is still very much in control, and he is still good. He's looking after my mum for me now."
"Today is painful, but I'm so thankful for the time I had with the most kindhearted, loving, and wise woman I've ever known. I'd take 24 years in her company over a lifetime with someone else."
Dad Stephen described her as "an amazing wife, an amazing mother, and a very loyal friend."
Kelli had rheumatoid arthritis but no other underlying heath conditions.
Rest in peace, Kelli.
Our thoughts go out to her friends and family at this difficult time.
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