Mom Texts Her Late Son's Phone Number -- and Gets a Message Back (VIDEO)

mom textOne of the hardest things about losing a loved one is the sudden absence of communication. That's why Carole Adler continued to send texts to her son Tyler's phone number even after the 21-year-old died while training to become a Colorado State Trooper. Even though he wasn't on the other end, it made her feel better ... then, one day, she got a text back.


It's not what you're thinking -- this isn't a supernatural story. Instead, it's the story of a strange but sweet connection made in the darkest of times. Because it was a living, breathing person who texted Adler back -- a Colorado police sergeant named Kell Husley. At first Husley ignored the texts, but after receiving an especially emotional message from the grieving mom, Husley felt he had to identify himself. 

"I’m with the Greeley Police Department, and I don’t think your texts are going where you think they are," he wrote.

He offered to change his number, but Adler says she likes the fact that a police officer has her son's number now, given that Tyler was training to become a trooper. And Husley says he likes hearing about Tyler, a young man who gave his life in service (he was posthumously promoted to State Trooper).

Of course nothing will ever bring Tyler back, and even his mother's new friendship can only bring her so much comfort in the wake of such a massive loss. But at least it's a little bit of comfort, and someone to "talk" to.

“Every day, it hits me like a ton of bricks, when I can’t text him,” Adler told TV station KUSA. “We’re just that close. Everything that happened in his life was in my life.”

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It's just tragic, and every parent's worst nightmare. To lose the light of your life, a young adult with such promise and so many plans. Get the tissues ready:

So sad. But while Tyler had so many dreams that will never come true --  he'll never "swim with sharks" or "wrestle an alligator" -- he definitely achieved at least one thing on his high school to-do list: "Become the best son possible."


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