7-Year-Old’s Dad Passes Away in an Accident – Calls a Family Meeting to Talk to Him in Heaven
“I hope you’re best friends with God…”
On January 22, 2022, 7-year-old Nicco and his 20-year-old sister Jayda tragically lost their father in a devastating motorcycle accident. Jeffrey Lipary Jr. was only 42.
Their hearts, and lives, were shattered.
Dealing with the death of a loved one is overwhelming and difficult for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for kids who are still trying to grasp the concept of death.
However, sometimes it’s the children who can teach us the most about coping with loss and finding hope in the midst of tragedy.
Nicco Calls a Family Meeting to Talk to His Dad in Heaven
Two weeks after his dad’s death, Nicco decided to call a family meeting with his sister, step-brother, and friend. He had something really important he wanted to do: talk to his dad in heaven.
To prepare for the meeting, Nicco instructed everyone to write down what they loved about his dad. He also had them draw pictures of him looking down on them from heaven.
Jayda shared the meeting in a heartwarming video that has gone insanely viral on TikTok with over 16M views.
Grab the tissues, you’re going to need them.
The Touching Video That Went Viral on Social Media
Jayda captioned the clip with, “these days have not been easy for me, but my little brother keeps me going.” And once you watch the video, you can see exactly what she means.
Nicco opened the meeting by telling everyone to “look up” and “talk to dad.”
He started by getting straight to the point. “Hey Dad, how is heaven? Is it good? Is it bad? Please don’t tell me it’s bad ’cause I bet it’s really good.”
He added, “I hope you’re best friends with God. Please protect us. We love you, Dad. You would give anything to a homeless person. We love you. You would do anything for us.”
He then turned it over to Jayda. “We love you dad, and like Nicco said you were the best person to everybody.”
Everyone shared all the things they hoped Jeff was getting to do in heaven — from “riding his motorcycles in the skies,” to shooting off fireworks, spending time with all the people he loves, and “drinking as much Modelos as you want.”
Nicco ended the meeting as only a 7-year-old can. With a parade of stuffed animals.
The Conversation With His Dad in Heaven Touched the Hearts of Millions
The two and a half minute video struck a chord with people all over the world. In addition to over 16M views, it also garnered 3.5M reactions and nearly 35K comments.
Not only were people touched by Nicco’s sweet conversation with his dad, they were also impressed by his therapist skills.
“Little does he know that he’s helping his older siblings process their grief in a healthy, constructive way ❤️ what a strong family,” one person commented.
Another wrote, “Thank you for letting him have control of his grieving process. I think we could all stand to learn a few things from this little guy. Sending love.”
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Grief is a complex and individual process that looks different for everyone, but it’s also something that is universal. At some point, we all experience it. It is, after all, the price we pay for love.
Nicco’s idea to hold a family meeting to talk to his dad in heaven is a beautiful example of how children can help us to find comfort and healing in times of grief. And his courage and maturity in the face of such a devastating loss are a testament to the strength and resilience of children, even in the darkest of times.
But more than that, the actions of one little boy are a powerful reminder that love and connection can transcend anything — even death.