Kara Keough Bosworth realizes life-long dream of meeting a manatee in the wild after asking late son McCoy to send her one: ‘My boy answered my request’
Sometimes dreams do come true, even after tragedy and heartbreak.
Reality star Kara Keough Bosworth had long wished to see a wild manatee up-close and personal since her childhood.
Well, on Thursday, her wish was granted when she and her husband and daughter headed out in search of one of the so-called sea cows this week — and she’s giving all the credit for the sighting to her infant son McCoy, who passed away in April just days after his birth.
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Heartfelt: Kara Keough Bosworth, 31, realized a life-long dream of meeting a manatee in the wild after she asked her late son McCoy to send her one
‘I’ve lived in Florida since 2011 and I’ve never seen a manatee in the wild,’ Bosworth wrote in a post she shared on her Instagram Stories Friday.
‘Yesterday, our captain drove us around to multiple marinas and waterways in search of them. He mentioned they’ve been MIA for weeks now.’
She went on to explain how she asked McCoy to send her one, in light of the fact that she has loved the large marine mammals since she was a little girl.
‘Then today, my boy answered my request,’ The Real Housewives Of Ocean County alum added.
Family united: The former reality star went out in search of a wild manatee in Florida on Thursday with her husband, Kyle Bosworth and their four-year-old daughter Decker
Mother’s wish: Bosworth shared her emotional story about how she asked McCoy to send her a wild manatee on her Instagram Stories Friday
Happy ending: The Real Housewives Of Ocean County alum credited her boy with living out her dream of meeting a wild manatee
Gentle giants: Bosworth posted several photos and videos of her family greeting one of the massive sea cows near a dock in Florida
Bosworth went on to share several photos and video clips of the manatee, and her husband Kyle Bosworth and daughter Decker interacting with it.
Their 4-year-old little girl was giddy with excitement as she and her daddy reached down to touch the massive marine mammal that can top over 13-feet long and weigh around 1,300 lbs.
The Bosworths welcomed their son McCoy to the world on April 6, but by April 12 he tragically died due to complications from ‘shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord’ that happened during his birth.
Memorable meeting: Decker, four, was giddy with excitement when she and her daddy reached out to touch the manatee
Massive: The marine mammals can top over 13-feet long and weigh around 1,300 lbs
Adorable: The family watched as the manatee enjoyed a water shower from a hose
Persistence: The Bosworths drove around to several marinas on Thursday and luckily stumbled on one where a sea cow had come to a dock to say hi
Since McCoy’s death, Bosworth has penned several heartbreaking tributes to her boy; the latest being when he would have turned four-months old.
‘At four months old, we’d be seeing the Real McCoy by now, the face we could look back on later and say ‘Oh, see, right here, that’s when he starts looking like Mack.’ Instead, every bulky blonde boy I see is you,’ she wrote in a lengthy Instagram post on August 6, along with a black-and-white photo of McCoy.
‘That’s just one of the million cuts of losing you so soon, I’m forced to imagine the faces of your stolen future. Your first gummy smile is a mystery. The sound of your voice, like the roar of the ocean in a seashell: it’s just in my head and only if I listen really closely.’
She went on to talk about how her son was beginning to feel like a ‘dream,’ but added that she and her husband ‘love the way you’re showing up for us and opening our eyes to the beauty all around us.’
Family tragedy: The Bosworths welcomed their son McCoy to the world on April 6, but by April 12 he tragically died due to complications from ‘shoulder dystocia and a compressed umbilical cord’ that happened during his birth