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Son's fury after being told to social distance from grieving mother at funeral

Son's fury after being told to social distance from grieving mother at funeral

Two grieving brothers have been told to move away from their heartbroken mother during a funeral for their father who passed away.

The video shows the moment the men, in Milton Keynes, London, move their chairs to comfort their mother at Crownhill Crematorium.

However, as they're comforting their mother, a funeral home employees walks in from the back of the room.

“Sorry, you’ll have to put your chairs back I’m afraid,” he says, interrupting a eulogy.

“You can’t move your chairs. You were told.”

 

The trio then separate and space their chairs out to the two-metre requirement.

One of the man told Milton Keynes Community Hub’s Facebook page he is “absolutely heartbroken” by what happened.

“Me and my brother haven’t been able to leave my mum’s side for two weeks as it is, being there for my mum, within her bubble,” he said. 

“I can sit in a restaurant, I can sit in a pub, I can live at her house, I can travel in a limousine to the crematorium with six. But when I want to give my mum a cuddle at dad's funeral, a man flies out mid service shouting stop the service and makes us split.”

He said that the man scared his daughter and shocked everyone else.

“This is not how funerals should be and with the guidelines in place for pubs, bars, public transport etc, how this can carry on at funeral is beyond belief,” he said. 

“A devastating day made even worse.” 

On Facebook, people called the incident “disgraceful” and “disgusting”.

“It’s just awful,” one woman wrote.

Another woman called it “absolutely vile and shameful”.

“Horrific,” another woman wrote. “Words fail me.”

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