Back in January, Mackenzie McKee revealed that her mother, Ange Douthit, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
In the months since, she's frequently updated fans on Ange's condition, and while Mackenzie is generally optimistic, she's also realistic.
No one in Mackenzie's family is under any delusions about what the future holds, but rather than give into their grief, they've opted to make the best of every remaining day with Ange.
Fans have drawn inspiration from Mackenzie's love and gratitude for her mother, as well as for Ange's strength and determination to continue living in the present moment.
This week, Mackenzie shared the most recent update on Ange's ongoing battle, and fans have reacted with a tidal wave of kindhearted and supportive sentiments.
Mackenzie and Ange
Mackenzie first shared the sad news of Ange's diagnosis back in January. Since then, the strength that both mother and daughter have demonstrated has served as a source of inspiration for millions.
A Moving Story
These days, Ange is facing the end with her daughter by her side. Fans have marveled at the courage demonstrated by both women.
Sharing Their Strength
While many families would no doubt prefer to keep such struggles private, the McKee-Douthit clan has been happy to serve as a source of strength to others who might be struggling.
Yesterday, Mackenzie offered fans an update on her mother's condition and revealed a special way in which she and other family members are paying tribute.
Give Her an Amen
"The doctor gave my mom 4 to 13 months, today marks 6 months.... can I get an AMEN, a retweet, a hallelujah #alwaysbekind," Mackenzie tweeted.
Strength and Kindness
Yes, it seems "always be kind" is Ange's motto, and now, her daughters are using those words to pay a very special tribute to their beloved mother.