WATCH: Sisters get tattoos of father’s final words after he died of COVID-19
Two sisters who lost their father to COVID-19 have chosen to commemorate him by getting tattoos featuring his final words for them.
“It has been such a good life,” Rudolph Clausing of Arkansas, United States told his family through a note before he passed away. His daughters Anna Harp and Abrielle Clausing believe that Rudolph’s note reflected their father’s “selfless” personality, so they received tattoos featuring his last words, as per Good Morning America on June 25.
“It was just really important to us because we just have so much love for him. This was the only way we could think to show it and just have this reminder every day that he did live such a good life,” Harp said in the interview.
She also showed a video of her and Abrielle getting their tattoos through her TikTok page (@fairyontheprairie) on June 23. Harp chose a stylized version of their father’s note while Abrielle had a tattoo in their father’s exact handwriting.
“My dad passed away due to [COVID-19] five months ago and he left a note for us on his hospital bed,” she said. “Life is so empty without his smile, his humor and the love he projected onto others.”
My dad passed away due to Covid five months ago and left us a note on his hospital bed. My sister and I got it as a tattoo recently. 🥺🤎
Rudolph fell ill with COVID-19 after he learned that he had a hereditary lung disease last year, as per Good Morning America. The sisters remembered being “obsessive” over their father’s health before he became ill and said he often visited the hospital when he began battling the virus.
“It was our worst nightmare come true,” Harp was quoted as saying. “Once he was back in, it was just like, endless, like no good news, basically, like he wasn’t recovering.”
Rudolph battled COVID-19 for two months before succumbing to the disease last January. His daughters recalled he was a “friend to everyone” and was able to make people smile “effortlessly.” Dana Cruz/JB
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