Dad tells young son his mom died of heroin overdose, films it for Facebook

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When an Ohio man decided to tell his young son that his mother had died of a heroin overdose, he did what most dads would never dream of doing: He filmed the moment and posted it to the internet.
Brenden Bickerstaff-Clark’s 2-minute Facebook video, which purports to show the moment his 8-year-old learned the terrible news, has gone viral, with more than 596,000 shares and over 23 million views.

Many viewers were disturbed that a father would ever record such a thing, but Bickerstaff-Clark insists he made the video as a wake-up call for other drug addicts with kids.

In the footage, Bickerstaff-Clark holds the boy’s hand as he says: “I have something to tell you, OK?”


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