"My God"

The Internet is taking time to remember Antwain Fowler. The 6-year-old who went viral after asking his mom what they were going to eat passed away after battling with autoimmune enteropathy. The youngster’s mom, China, took to Instagram this past weekend to share the sad news.



China shared a post on Antwain’s account. “Never in a million years,” the little one’s mom wrote online. “My heart is out my chest,” she exclaimed. China also shared her heartbreak on her personal Instagram page.

“Ever felt lifeless like you can’t go on,” the bereaved mother asked her supporters. “I don’t wanna be here anymore,” China wrote online. “This pain is unbearable,” she continued. “That’s my baby. My God, why me?”

Antwain Fowler went viral in 2019 after his mom posted a sixteen-second clip of him asking where they were eating. It was the way Antawin asked about his next meal and how the little one shrank in his seat before his inquiry could be answered that won the Web.

Antwain’s video garnered more than 24 million views with thousands subscribing to his YouTube channel, Antwain’s World, after watching the brief segment. Dozens gave their condolences to Antwain’s mother after getting wind of his passing.

“Praying for your peace and understanding,” Danielle Young wrote in response to China’s post on Antwain’s Instagram page. “I’m so sad,” Olalekan Olaleye shared. “Journey well, Champ. Rest in perfect peace.”

Antwain Fowler’s illness led to many hospital visits before his passing. Orange Is The New Black (OITNB) star Danielle Brooks visited Antwain during one of his hospital stays.

“I tried hiding you from the world early on but couldn’t,” China wrote in the caption of an Instagram post that featured Danielle and Antwain striking a pose together. “You were meant to be seen,” China went on to write to her son. “I just cannot believe it. This is unbelievable,” China continued.

“I can’t dodge the feeling,” Antwain’s mom further shared. “God, you really did a number on me. I didn’t deserve to be left empty like this. [There is] a huge hole in my heart. The strength I had left with you, baby. [I] still haven’t grasped the fact that you actually left me.”

China has set up a GoFundMe account for Antwain’s final expenses. You can learn more about the campaign here.

Photo: Antwain Fowler/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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