Two radio show hosts surprised a woman who had recently lost her son with a gift that overwhelmed her with emotion.
Blaine Rozs, 19, died in December after being crushed by a tractor. His mother, Michele, has been struggling to cope with the loss, according to a fundraising page set up for the family by Australian radio station KIIS 1065. While she has taken time away from work, Michele planned to return soon, as she needed to pay her bills.
But earlier this month, the hosts of the "Kyle and Jackie O Show" radio show surprised her on-air, announcing that with the help of Clarendon Homes, the station would be paying for six months of Michele's mortgage so she could take time to grieve. The emotional reveal, which was caught in the video above at the 1:57 mark, moved Michele to tears.
"Thank you so much, thank you so much," a teary-eyed Michele told the show hosts, shown in the video. "I can't believe it, it's wonderful."
Michele's daughter, Crystal, originally reached out to the radio station and told them about her mother's situation, the station's website indicated. The hosts decided to surprise the grieving mother as part of their "GiveBack" initiative and coordinated with Crystal to make the announcement as Michele was listening to the show.
After the big announcement, Jackie O also mentioned that Michele would be receiving AU$5,000 (about US$3,900) to go toward renovations that her son had started, according to the video. What's more, the hosts set up an online fundraiser so that their listeners could donate to Michele and her family during this trying time.
To learn more or donate to Michele's family, visit the fundraising page here.