WE MISS HUGS & KISSES WITH MADDIE
Parents’ heartbreaking Christmas message
THE parents of missing Madeleine McCann have told how they are struggling in the run-up to Christmas as they released an impassioned plea to “help us get her home”.
MADELEINE McCann’s parents have revealed their torment as they face a 13th Christmas without “holding”, “hugging” and “kissing” her.
In an emotional post on the official Facebook page of the campaign to find their missing daughter, Kate and Gerry revealed their family does not feel complete without her.
And the couple also made a fresh heart-tugging plea to the world to: “Please help us get her home.”
The couple’s message on the website is headlined: “Reasons we miss Madeleine.” The
McCanns – who also have 15-year-old twins – catalogue the precious interactions they have missed with their daughter since she vanished, aged three, on a family holiday in Portugal in
“Holding her, hugging her, kissing the top of her head,’’ they say.
“Lying next to her. Our complete family of five. Everything. We miss her.
“Please help us get her home.’’ The post on the Official Find Madeleine Campaign webpage has attracted thousands of messages of support from across the globe.
Many people admitted they were moved to tears and sent emojis of prayers, kisses and broken hearts.
Susan Reeves wrote: “Lovely words made me cry. Love and hugs from me.’’
Many wished the missing youngster – who would now be 16 – a “Merry Christmas”.
Madeleine vanished from her family’s holiday apartment in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz while her parents, now both 51, were in a nearby tapas bar.