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Colton Haynes pays heartwarming tribute to mother after picking up her ashes

The Teen Wolf star fell asleep holding her ashes for three hours

By Steve Brown

Colton Haynes fell asleep on the bathroom floor holding his mother’s ashes for three hours.

The Teen Wolf star revealed in March that his mother Dana had died after struggling with health issues, and now the actor has taken to Instagram to post a heartwarming story after picking up her ashes.

Along with a picture of a rabbit, Haynes wrote: “Today I picked up my mom’s ashes from the crematory.

“I sat in the parking lot & cried for 3 hours. I felt so paralyzed that I checked into a Motel 6 down the street & fell asleep holding her box on the bathroom floor.

“When I woke up I went outside to get some fresh air before I drove home & this little baby rabbit walked 2 feet in front of me & we didn’t break eye contact for 20 mins.

“I sat on that bench with my mom’s ashes & cried so hard I threw up. I truly feel like this rabbit was my incredible mom consoling me & telling me that it’s all gonna be ok.

“Im sharing this with y’all because it was the most surreal/incredible thing that’s ever happened to me. Sending love to all of you. [sic]”

In February, Haynes had revealed that his mother had been diagnosed with advanced cirrhosis of the liver and was in kidney failure after being “in and out of hospital” since January. 

The actor – who is married to Jeff Leatham – stated that his mother could have been cured with a liver transplant, but didn’t have time to wait for one. Doctors, meanwhile, had suggested her family focus on her quality of life, not quantity.