A little boy has sadly killed his pet goldfish after loving it too much.
The boy named Everett Hamlin decided when he went to bed for the night that he was going to take his pet fish with him for a cuddle because he loved it so much.
He scooped the fish out the tank and off to bed he went with it, not knowing that a cuddle would kill the fish.
His mum Tori grabbed the camera when she noticed that he was cuddling his pet fish named Nemo but knew he was instantly going to be devastated knowing his fish was now dead.
She said she noticed the fish tank was missing a fish and she noticed that within her son’s hand was Nemo.
When she woke up Everett she informed him of what had happened and the boy who is aged four was absolutely devastated.
Everett had only wanted to cuddle his friend and pet him he did not know it would have killed him.
Tori said: “I was shocked at first, but then when he said he just wanted to pet it I was thinking, oh my god, that’s so sad. I didn’t think it was funny that he killed it.
“He had no understanding of what he was doing. Honestly, I’m surprised he caught it. He’s got some good skills there.
“He loved the goldfish. It’s always been in his bedroom. He loved looking at it. He’s never tried to get it before it happened that night.”
The 29-year-old added: “I explained it to him again and he said, ‘that’s alright. We’ll have to get another fish and I won’t touch it. I’m only allowed to touch fish when I go fishing’. I said, ‘yep, that’s right’.”
“Everett has to do stuff like that to learn. Not every kid listens to their parent and learns from that. Sometimes they have to make mistakes to learn from them. It’s part of parenting and growing up.”
Everett has had the fish since he was only a few months old. The post went viral on Facebook with over 65k comments of people offering sympathy and offers to get Everett a new fish.
But thankfully Everett has some new goldfish but is under strict orders to leave them alone in the fish tank.
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