It's a mother's worst nightmare, but for Ashley Grimm the grief of losing her son was made worse after she was abused online.
Grimm was driving with her five children in the car when a rock rolled onto the road. The car hit the rock and her four-year-old son, Titus, who wasn't wearing a seatbelt at the time, flew through the windscreen and died instantly.
‘My son was notorious for doing everything he could to unbuckle in the car,’ Grimm wrote on Facebook.
‘We tried five-point harness seats, boosters, I believe even zip ties at one point (probably not safe either) but he always viewed it as a superhero challenge.’
At the time of the accident, Titus was in the process of switching seats with his brother. Something his mother didn’t realise was happening.
Following the tragedy, Grimm came across a news story reporting the death of her son.
‘I was thankful they reported that no drugs or alcohol had been a factor,’ she said. ‘But that's not what hurt.’
‘The readers commented the cruelest things about how horrible of a mother I was. How I deserved it. How my children should be taken from me.
'I wanted to punch them, shake them. Tell them how close we were, how hard I fought to keep him safe. How we had a special good night kiss and a designated McDonald's date each week.
'I wanted to scream that he always told me he wanted to marry me, that I was the best mama ever. That he built me Lego ships, took naps in my bed while holding my hand with his dimpled little fingers.
Instead of hitting back at her critics, Grimm dished some advice of her own.
'Go hug your babies right now,' she wrote. 'Soak in their smell, look at the innocent sparkle in their eyes that is lost somewhere between childhood and adulthood.
'Really feel how they squeeze you. Set down your phone and see them through the lens of your eyes not only the lens of your camera.
'Remember the feeling of their head on your shoulder, their hand in yours, their sloppy kisses on your cheeks. Nurse them one more time. Sleep is overrated. Listen five minutes longer about Star Wars, minecraft and Disney princesses.'