On February 24, Grayson took to Twitter to share that he misses his father, who passed away after a long battle with cancer on January 19, 2019.
“I miss my dad,” he wrote.
I miss my dad
— Grayson Dolan (@GraysonDolan) February 24, 2019
Of course, the short tweet broke the hearts of Dolan fans everywhere. But luckily, the 19-year-old has some good friends in the YouTube community to help him get through this extremely difficult time.
In response to Grayson’s tweet, the beauty guru wrote, “He’s always going to be with you gray,” along with a red heart. Aww!
he's always going to be with you gray ❤️
— James Charles (@jamescharles) February 24, 2019
Grayson’s tweet comes over a month after his dad’s passing and nearly a week since he and Ethan made their return to YouTube. However, just because they appeared to be happy and smiling ear-to-ear in their latest video, it doesn’t mean they’re not still struggling with their father’s death behind the scenes.
On January 19, both Ethan and Grayson took to Instagram to share touching tributes to their dad, who they were both very close with.
Grayson wrote, “You will forever be my best friend. I miss you so f–kin much already Dad. I know that even though you’re not physically here with me on earth, that you are with me in spirit. You are responsible for making me the person that I am so proud to be today. All of the lessons that you’ve taught me have stuck with me and I will use them moving onward for the rest of my life. You are and forever will be my favorite person that I will ever know.”
He then went on to explain that his dad was the type to never miss a sporting event, a school event, a show or anything else that ever meant something to him. He also recalled memories of being in the hospital and his father never leaving his side, so it’s understandable that he’s really feeling his absence.
That said, the 19-year-old makeup artist is right. Although their dad is not there with them physically, he’s still with them in other ways, and it’s so nice that Grayson has a friend like James to remind him of that. Seriously, his message was so sweet, and we all need a friend like James.
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