Last month, 90 Day Fiance alums Anny Francisco and Robert Springs announced the tragic death of their 7-month-old son.
This is devastating news for them, for their family, and it has touched the hearts of many fans.
After weeks of grieving, Anny and Robert have had to do what no parent ever should:
They buried their infant son.
A heartbroken Anny Francisco took to Instagram to share that she and Robert had bid a tearful farewell to 7-month-old Adriel Hassan Springs.
"Today was the worst day of my life," she wrote in Spansih.
"I had to say goodbye to my son," Anny shared.
"Never in my life was I prepared to bury my son," Anny admitted.
"It is so painful and difficult," she expressed.
"I feel that my heart is squeezed from the pain so great that I have," Anny wrote.
"And," Anny continued, "know that I cannot change anything to return to my son, my angel Adriel."
She continued: "But it is not goodbye but one day I will see you again."
Anny concluded: "I love you forever my love."
“My champion forever. Love you my son,” Robert wrote in his own post.
“Your father will find you!!!!!!!" he continued in his tragic tribute.
"This day was [tough]," Robert expressed, before vowing: "I will be strong [for] your mother.”
Anny and Robert have not directly disclosed Adriel’s cause of death.
They have understandably been focused upon grief and upon their family — helping each other and their children cope with the loss.
They have made it clear that Adriel had unspecified health issued leading up to a surgery, with one post implying that Adriel had a heart problem.
Adriel may have undergone potentially life-saving surgery only to pass away during it.
That is speculation, based upon Anny and Robert’s posts, and not anything that they have confirmed.
Major surgery upon a literal baby is extremely rare and generally done only if there is a dire need.
Intellectually, one can know that Anny and Robert made the best possible choice for their son, only to lose him.
Fans worry that the two might be blaming themselves, as many people do, second-guessing healthcare choices that they made for him.
We do not know the details, but we have no doubt that Anny and Robert did their best, and it’s likely that his surgeons did, too.
With many unknowns, fans can do little but pour out their hearts at Anny and Francisco as they grieve.
The Season 7 alums stunned fans by winning them over with their love story.
It took only 8 hours of knowing each other in person for them to become engaged, but they started a whole life together — and, of course, a family.
Robert and Anny also have a 2-year-old daughter, Brenda.
Robert also has several children (including a certain fan-favorite, Bryson) from previous relationships, though most were not featured on the show.
We imagine that everyone is having a hard time right now. Our thoughts remain with the entire family as they mourn and process this tragedy.