"Toddlers & Tiaras" star Kailia Posey ordered a present for her mother before taking her life — that gift arrived two weeks after the 16-year-old took her final breath.
Kailia's mother, Marcy Posey Gatterman, told E! News that the teen saw a blanket on TikTok and had it delivered two weeks after her death. The blanket reads: "Dear Mom, even when I'm not close by, I want you to know I love and appreciate you. Always. Wrap yourself up in this and consider it a big hug. I love you."
Marcy will forever cherish the posthumous gift and hopes it will help her cope with her daughter's death.
"This is the worst thing a mother can go through. Parents who have teenagers that have phones, check their phones," she told E!. "And if you're struggling, talk to your parents. They're not judging you. They're going to get you the help that you need, but we need to know what you need in order to get the help you need. Don't keep it inside."
Kailia, who appeared on TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras" in 2012, died just days after her 16th birthday, her mother announced on May 3.
"I don't have words or any thoughts. A beautiful baby girl is gone," Marcy wrote on Facebook. DailyMail.com reported that the former reality TV star was found in a Washington state park, and later on May 3, her family confirmed her cause of death in a statement to TMZ.
"Although she was an accomplished teenager with a bright future ahead of her, unfortunately in one impetuous moment, she made the rash decision to end her earthly life," the statement said, adding that Kailia had "won countless crowns & trophies after competing on the pageant circuit her entire life … Her highly acclaimed talent as a contortionist had already led to professional touring job offers, and she had recently been selected to be a cheerleader at her high school next fall."
As a 6-year-old, a clip of Kailia flashing a grin was turned into a popular GIF that she and her mom often posted alongside funny phrases. Kailia had been preparing to compete in the Miss Washington Teen USA pageant and had just attended her prom.