A strong sibling relationship is one of the most cherished bonds, and the connection between twins, some people say, is one-of-a-kind.
Sadly, Walker Myrick has never met his twin. It's been nine years since Walker's twin, Willis, tragically died in the womb, but the little boy hasn't forgotten his brother.
Walker often visits his brother's grave and talks about life. When he was five, Walker told Willis about starting kindergarten, and Brooke Myrick, the twins' mother, had to take a photo of the moving scene.
The 9-year-old still visits his brother's grave on special occasions and holidays. We can only imagine what Willis is saying to his brother, but we're sure the two would have been best friends.
According to Brooke, Willis died from TTTS, or twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. TTTS is a rare condition that occurs when twins share a placenta. One twin gets more blood flow than the other, resulting in slowed growth and development for the other baby. Sadly, it can sometimes result in death.
During her pregnancy, Brooke knew nothing about TTTS; her doctor didn't even screen her babies for it. "We fight for awareness because of the lack of knowledge that our doctor possessed about this disease," she told Good Housekeeping.
Even though sweet Walker never got to know his brother, we love that he's using his power to form his own memories with Willis. "Walker has a drive to make sure Willis is never forgotten." So touching!