The Covid-19 virus has caused a global pandemic and everyone has been affected in so many different ways. The most painful thing the virus could do to us is take away our loved ones.
And for Malaysia, one of the more painful deaths was when we lost our beloved powerhouse singer – the late Siti Sarah, who is also the wife of comedian Shuib Sepahtu.
Recently, he posted a picture of him with his son, Ayash. The father and son picture shows the two of them wearing the same white coloured shirt with Shuib holding Ayash during his Aqiqah (or sunnah). However, what caught people’s attention was that Ayash wasn’t looking at the camera or at Shuib, but instead the empty seat next to him. Moreover, Shuib’s caption also got netizens talking.
“Ayash, who are you smiling at next to daddy, dear? Alhamdulillah Thank God Ya Allah… Only Allah knows everything. Amin ya Rab,” he wrote as a caption under the photo.
The post has gotten netizens speculating that Ayash was looking at his late mother, Siti Sarah, who passed earlier in August. Facebook user Bunga Querida got inspired and edited the photo to show the late Siti Sarah sitting and smiling next to Ayash. It was as if Ayash was looking and smiling at her.
The edited pictures went viral all over social media; Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, etc. Even Shuib reposted it on his Instagram account as a video and captioned it: “(She’s) not here, and will never be here anymore. The only thing that is here is a never ending longing.”
It still breaks our hearts knowing that the tiny tot will grow up without his mother. But we have faith that he’ll be showered with lots of love by his family.