25/02/2015 10:01 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Heartwarming Moment Radio Station Gives Grieving Mum Amazing Gift (Video)


A radio station told a grieving mum live on air that it was going to pay her mortgage for six months to give her time to come to terms with the loss of her teenage son.

Three months ago, the mum, called Michelle, learned that her son, 19-year-old Blaine, had died after coming off the back of a tractor in a freak accident in Australia.

When radio station Kiis 1065 learned about this, they decided to do a special edition of their giveback section and pay Michelle's mortgage for six months so she would be given chance to grieve.

This was combined with $A5000 (£3250) to help with garden renovations that Blaine had begun working on.

The heartwarming news was announced to Michelle by surprise over the airwaves as she was filmed by a hidden camera in a car and posted to YouTube.

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As it dawns on her that the presenter is talking about her, she bursts into tears and cups her face in her hands.

Accompanying the footage, which has been viewed more than three million times, the station wrote: "On the 1st December last year Michelle went through something no parent should have to. She learned that her beautiful 19yr old son Blaine was involved in a freak accident while at work.

"He worked for a turf company and while on a tractor he somehow came off the back and had little room to move.

"Blaine was a handsome and kind natured man with the world at his feet.

"He was a passionate Rugby league player and last year made it onto the under 20's Dragons team.

"He was a family man, and was not afraid of showing his affection. He adored his girlfriend Victoria. He appreciated everything he got in life, had a big heart and a smile that would light up a dark room.

"He loved his mother very much, he used to do the house work, fold clothes, ate healthy and trained hard at the gym. He was also helping with with some renovations before he passed – things that we all know not every 19yr old would do. This is what made him so special.

"Blaine's sister Crystal got in contact with us and told us how you they are still struggling with what has happened, and how they are due to go back to work soon as the bills keep coming in.

"With the support of Clarendon Homes we are going to pay your mortgage for 6 months so they don't have to rush back to work and take your time to grieve. They will also help put $5,000 to help with the outdoor reno's in Blaine's memory."