The devastated parents of a little girl who recently lost her battle with cancer have shared a heart-breaking photo of their son comforting his younger sister just hours before she died.
Matt Sooter took the final photo of six-year-old Jackson and four-year-old Addy shortly before she tragically passed away.
Sharing the touching image on Facebook, Matt wrote: "A little boy should not have to say goodbye to his partner in crime, his play mate, his best friend, his little sister.
"This isn't how it's supposed to be. But this is the broken world we live in."
Addy, from the US, was first diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma - a type of brain tumour - in 2016. She then bravely went through 33 rounds of chemo over the next 18 months, however, the tumour still continued to grow.
They flew their little girl to Mexico to undergo further experimental treatments, costing the family £150,000, but sadly her condition continued to worsen.
Documenting their brave journey on the Hope for Addy Joy Facebook page, Matt wrote: "Addy's symptoms have progressed rapidly over the past day and a half.
"Yesterday she woke up as her spunky playful self.
"While we still see short instances of our girl she can no longer eat or swallow without difficulty and she's sleeping most of the time now and we've admitted her into inpatient care. Most likely she doesn't have much time left.
"Pray for Jackson. He doesn't want to leave her side and we won't make him.
"Pray for us. That we have the right words and can make the necessary arrangements in time."
Tragically, Matt's prediction was correct and just hours after posting the message on 3 June, Addy passed away.
Matt said that in her final hours, Jackson refused to leave her side and it was then he took this heart-wrenching photo of the incredible bond the young brother and sister shared.
Since posting, the image has been shared almost 1,500 times and, showing that social media isn't all bad, the family have been inundated with thousands of messages of support and condolences from across the world.
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