It’s difficult for children to grasp the concept of death and comprehend why people we love leave us forever—just like this small boy who wondered why his mother wasn’t sleeping beside him but in the casket instead.
Khayne Kheian Naelgas Castro, 5, lost his mother Katherine Naelgas Castro while giving birth to his brother, Cyril Khayzer, in a rural hospital in San Jose, Mindoro Occidental, Philippines.
Khayne and his family.
He is a bright child but loses his smile when he lost his mother.
Marichu Gabriel, Katherine’s mother-in-law, witnessed a painful incident after Katherine’s burial when Khayne began to drag a chair so that he could step on it to see at his mother inside the coffin. Gabriel, who was saddened by the situation, posted the photo she shot on Facebook with a heartfelt remark.
“How can you explain to your small child, ‘Why is Mama not sleeping alongside me?'” He dragged the chair himself and rose to hug his mother. When I saw this, my heart stopped.”
In the picture, Khayne was seen resting on his hand atop the coffin while looking inside it.
Khayne probably didn’t want to leave his mother alone, so he keeps sitting beside her.
Refusing to let her mother ‘sleeps’ alone, Khayne took another chair and make his bed near the coffin.