Father films moment he tells son his mother died of heroin overdose

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A man in Ohio had to tell his young son that his mother had died of a heroin overdose, and he filmed the moment and posted it his Facebook page.

Brenden Bickerstaff-Clark’s two-minute video showing the moment his 8-year-old son Cameron learned the news, has gone viral, with more than 600,000 shares and more than 25 million views.

Bickerstaff-Clark, a recovering addict, said he made the video as a wake-up call for other drug addicts with children.

“Please get help so our children don’t have to suffer,” he wrote in the Facebook caption. “This wasn’t staged. This was real. I had someone record this so addicts with children can see the seriousness of our epidemic. I am a recovering addict myself with 94 days clean today. Please share and maybe help save a child’s parents life.”

In the video, Bickerstaff-Clark holds Cameron's hand and says: “I have something to tell you, OK?”

“Mommy died last night.”

“What? What do you mean, my mom? How?” the child said.

“From drugs,” Bickerstaff-Clark said before his son breaks down in tears.

He then climbs over the table, wrapping his son in a big hug while telling him, “I love you.”

Several commenters were upset Bickerstaff-Clark would record such a personal moment.