Blake Shelton is known far and wide for being an amazing country music artist. He’s also famous for dating Gwen Stefani. But go ahead and add ‘compassionate friend,’ to the list of things the country star should be known for. He’s proven several times he’s just a really good dude. And now he’s touched several people yet again after reaching out to them following a recent tragedy.
Quaboag Regional Middle/High School in Warren, Massachusetts lost three young teens last month in a car accident. The community has been grieving the loss of Jaclyn Desrosiers, 14, Christian Congelos, 15, and the driver, 16-year-old Lena Noonan.
Some of the healing has come in artistic form, with friends and family putting together a touching tribute video honoring Jaclyn, Christian and Lena.
Shelton heard about the tragic loss and immediately felt the need to reach out. He understood their pain because he had lost his brother, Richie, in a car accident as well.
From his home in Oklahoma, Shelton talked about losing his brother on Nov. 13 1990. Shelton was just 14-years-old at the time, the same age as one of the high schoolers.
“I just was made aware of the car accident and man it breaks my heart,” Shelton said from outside his wooded Oklahoma home. “I completely know how it feels,” he continued.
“It’s the worst possible feeling. It’s confusion, it’s anger. It’s just an overall brokenness and it’s just going to take a lot of time to heal,” Shelton said in the video. “I still miss my brother every day and you’re going to miss those guys every day.”
“I just want ya to know I’m thinkin of ya. It gets easier,” he said. “God bless you guys. I’m prayin for ya.”
Watch the touching tribute video below, with Shelton’s message popping up around the 3:35 mark.
A few words to the Quaboag community from Blake Shelton ❤️ Video was made by a few anonymous volunteers!!
Posted by Wayne D'Angelo on Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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