Our eyes will be filled with tears to know that this angel child is no more alive to smile at us. 9.5 million people who cherished her on youtube, will feel the pain in their soul. You have given us smiles Maddie, but where are you now? 🙁
Maddie Tippett, from Newcastle, Australia, became an instant Internet sensation after going toe-to-toe with her father whose YouTube video attracted more than nine million views online after her father posted it in January 2012. He was trying to trick her into saying she loves him more than her mother. During the two-minute video, called ‘Who’s Your Favourite?’, her father Mick attempts every trick in the book to get his three-year-old daughter to say she loves him more than Mum – but the cheeky and clever wit from the youngster leaves her father sighing at his repeated failed attempts.
Tragically, Maddie died suddenly on Feb 2014 after displaying ‘cold-like symptoms’. Her parents took her to the GP, who told them it was nothing more than a virus. But when Maddie’s condition worsened that night, her parents quickly rushed her to John Hunter Hospital – where doctors discovered two strands of the common cold had taken hold and one of them was attacking her heart.
Mr Tippett said the virus was ‘too much’ for his little girl and she ‘conked out’ a short time later. Maddie’s mother Kerryn said despite their unspeakable grief, they would take heart knowing their little girl brought so much joy to the world through her YouTube video.
‘Part of me feels that Maddie was meant to change the world and I feel sad that she didn’t get the chance, But then I think in 10 years’ time someone will be having a bad day at the office and sit down and click on that video and it will cheer them up. That will be her legacy.’ Maddie’s mother told.
Courtesy – Excerpts from Daily Telegraph-