Parenthood
Mum comes up with 'hug-button' to help her son's loneliness at school
The hug button.

Such an adorable idea.

Louise Mallett's 'hug-button' Facebook post is going viral as other parents identify with the mum's way of letting her little boy know she's with him at all times.

In the post, which you can see in full below, Louise explains that her youngest child started school recently but was a little overcome by so many new experiences.

Thinking on her feet, Louise came up with the idea of 'having a heart each' which she drew on both of their hands.

They then 'charged' them by holding hands on the way to school and by the time they got there, Louise's son was a little more at ease.

When she picked him up at the end of the day, her little one 'happily' said that he got her hugs and he managed to avoid crying, even though he did need to "press his heart for a long time".

Honestly, it was all we could manage not to get through Louise's post without balling our eyes out and it's not just her son who's feeling the wrench of being apart as she acknowledges in the last line.

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See her post in full below:

"Have made this public to my profile as people asking to share it x

"So my littlest baby had his first all dayer at school today, having been in for a couple of morning settling in sessions. I could tell he was feeling a little emotional this morning so we had a chat and came up with the idea of having a heart each and if we pressed it it sent a hug to the other one (he said he cried as he missed me on his first half day last week) it totally worked!

"I drew a heart on both our hands and gave him a spare one on his arm in case the one on his hand wore off , we "charged " them by holding hands on the way to school and when I picked it up I said did you get my hugs and he happily said yep! He also said "I pressed it for a long time mummy but I didn't cry " so I said ahhhh that will be that big squeeze I get , did you get my big squeeze back ? " and he said yep!

"Bless him , here's to many more happy days at school while I sit at home with the dog and cry that all my babies are at school now".

Main image via Facebook: Louise Mallett

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