- Tirso Cruz III’s Instagram post before the year ends was a heartbreaking one
- It was his last photo with his late son Teejay Cruz, who died young due to cancer
- He also shared his emotional poem for his child
Veteran actor Tirso Cruz III broke hearts on social media with his recent Instagram post.
KAMI learned that Tirso shared the last photo of him with his son Teejay Cruz, who passed away last month at the age of 37 due to cancer.
According to the actor, he would have hugged his son longer if he knew that it would be the last time he would be able to embrace him.
“He also shared his heartbreaking but inspiring poem for his late child.
“This was our last picture taken by your Mama. And as the year ends, I would like to share this poem that I wrote for my son TJ. And I pray to the Lord that he gives me a beautiful melody that I might turn it into a song someday. OUR LAST EMBRACE
“As I walked into the room,
“The sweetest smile was on his face. And as he waved for me to come, these words were spoken by my son. ‘Papa, come and embrace me, I want to feel your arms around me.’
“Had I known it would be the last, I should have held on longer, I should have held on so tight.
“Then came that fateful day, that day we feared would come our way.
“So many things to do, so many things to say, for my beloved eldest son that day.
“As tears were rolling down my face,
“I love you son was all I could say. ‘Papa, come and embrace me, I want to feel your arms around me.’
“And with his tender feeble arms, pure love I felt from my sweet son.
“No pain can compare to the loss that came our way,
“Knowing my boy was leaving us that day.
“That most tender embrace given to me by my son,
“I will never forget through all space and time.
“I now wait for that day, when I will be called by the Lord one day.
“Then once again that smile I will see, and again feel that embrace meant for him and me.
“And in my arms he will always be, and as children of God my son and I will remain eternally.
“I love and miss you TJ,” Tirso wrote.
Teejay used to be a cast member of the Kapamilya show “Ang TV” and part of movies like “Rollerboys” and “Eskapo” before leaving behind showbiz.
After moving on from the entertainment industry, Teejay co-founded a fundraising volleyball tournament called “Spike for Hope” for children with severe illnesses.Tirso and Lyn’s other children are Bodie and Djanin Cruz.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download KAMI's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Filipino news!
Guess what, it's our special edition of the tricky questions challenge, in which you will find lots of Christmas songs and joyous laughter! Merry Christmas everyone from the whole HumanMeter team – on KAMI HumanMeter YouTube channel!