"Bernie Baby" Oliver Lomas-Davis, a viral sensation, passes away from SIDS
A family remembers their little boy
Oliver Jack Carter Lomas-Davis was an adorable infant who brought smiles to not only his family, but to millions online. Just a few weeks ago he was hailed as "Bernie Baby" at a Las Vegas Bernie Sanders campaign stop. His mother dressed young Oliver up to look like a baby version of Sanders and he became an instant sensation.
Young Oliver passed away on February 25 due to SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
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Oliver's mother, aunt, and family are mourning the tragic and surprising loss of this incredible baby boy. His mother recently posted a tribute on Twitter:
In addition, @BernieSandersBrigade honored Oliver with a moment of silence.
In remembrance of Oliver, donations can be made at the family's GoFundMe campaign created by Oliver's aunt. The donations will help cover the costs of Oliver's funeral as well as counseling costs for the family.
Oliver's mother has also posted service information, as well as several more photos of Oliver in and out of costume:
Looking for more information? Check out:
- TIME: Bernie Sanders Met His Adorable Baby Look-Alike at a Las Vegas Rally
- Donate to the family on their GoFundMe campaign
- Reach out to Oliver's mother on Twitter
- Daily Kos: Sad News -- Bernie Baby Has Died Of SIDS
Fans of Baby Bernie have been sending messages of support to the Lomas-Davis family on social media - including many notes of condolence from across the aisle:
God's Lent Child - Unknown
This is just one of the many versions of this popular poem, don't be afraid to edit or alter it in any way if you think it would fit in better with your present circumstances.
"I'll lend you for a little while
A child of mine" God said -
For you to love the while he lives
and mourn for when he's dead.
It may be six or seven years
or forty two or three
but will you, till I call him back,
take care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you
and, should his stay be brief,
you'll have his nicest memories
as solace for his grief.
I cannot promise he will stay,
since all from earth return
but, there are lessons taught below,
I want this child to learn.
I've looked the whole world over,
in my search for teachers true,
and from the things that crowd life's lane
I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love,
nor think the labour vain,
nor hate me when I come to take
this lent child back again?
I fancied that I heard them say,
"Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done"
for all the joys thy child will bring
the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness,
we'll love him while we may,
and for the happiness we've known
forever grateful stay.
But, should thy Angels call for him
much sooner than we planned,
we'll brave the grief that comes
and try to understand.