Man Buys Late Baby’s Crib And Transforms It Into Memorial For Grieving Mother

Waiting for a baby to arrive is an exciting time filled with hope, joy, and anticipation. Parents generally begin filling the nursery and getting all settled in before a baby arrives.

Tragically, not all expectant parents get to welcome home a healthy baby. Sometimes babies are lost, either during pregnancy or during labor and delivery.

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According to the CDC, stillbirth effects an estiamted 1 out of every 160 births, resulting in around 24,000 babies that are stillborn in the United States each year.

It’s not something any parent should have to experience, but it’s a reality that many face.

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One woman from Cokato, MN was all ready to welcome her new son home, but then she got the horrible news: her son didn’t make it. According to a report from Fox News, he had been stillborn, which left the woman heartbroken.

Not sure what to do with all of the baby items she’d gathered, the woman held a garage sale and put some of her late son’s belongings up for sale, including his crib.


A man ended up coming along and buying the crib, learning in the process that it was supposed to be for a baby that didn’t survive.

Moved by the story, he decided to transform the crib into something beautiful and gift it back to the mourning mother.

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The man took the crib to his shop and turned it into a memorial bench for the mom. She was blown away by the act of generosity and thankful to have the memorial for her home.

Check out the video below:

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