Kailia Posey died at the age of 16 in May (Picture: Instagram/ Facebook)

Kailia Posey bought her mother a special gift before her death at 16, which was delivered two weeks after she took her own life. 

The Toddlers and Tiaras star took her own life at the start of May, just days after her Sweet 16 and her school prom. 

Her mother, Marcy Posey Gatterman revealed that her daughter had ordered a special blanket for her shortly before her death, which was delivered to her door two weeks later. 

She told E! News that Kailia had seen the blanket on TikTok and wanted to order it for her mother, with a poignant message on it. 

Marcy says the gift reads: ‘Dear Mom, even when I’m not close by, I want you to know I love and appreciate you. Always. Wrap yourself up in this and consider it a big hug. I love you.’

Kailia was best known for starring on Toddlers and Tiaras when she was five years old, becoming known as the ‘grinning girl’ meme after one iconic scene. 

Kailia Posey found fame on Toddlers and Tiaras, where she ended up becoming the ‘grinning girl’ meme (Picture: TLC)

Her family had shared a statement on Facebook after her death, telling her fans: ‘She was just 16 years old but had accomplished so much and had such a bright future in front of her.

‘Although she was an accomplished teenager with a bright future ahead of her, unfortunately in one impetuous moment, she made the rash decision to end her earthly life.’

Kailia’s mother urged other parents to check on their children (Picture: Instagram/ kailiaposey

Her mother also urged other parents to look for signs in their own children and check up on them following her own tragedy. 

She told E! News: ‘This is the worst thing a mother can go through. Parents who have teenagers that have phones, check their phones. 

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‘And if you’re struggling, talk to your parents. They’re not judging you. They’re going to get you the help that you need, but we need to know what you need in order get the help you need. Don’t keep it inside.’

Marcy added: ‘I don’t think she knew how many people loved her. I wish I could go back.’

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