Kind gesture by Colorado firefighters helps young family which lost wife, mother

Posted at 4:20 PM, May 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-19 18:20:03-04

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Mother's Day means a lot to mothers across the U.S., but one young family copes with sadness as they remember a lost mother and wife. Each year they send up balloons and a card into the sky, but Mother Nature interrupted that ritual this year. 

A young father in Lakewood called West Metro Fire Rescue for help when his son's balloon became trapped in a nearby tree.

The routinely positive moment became a painful reminder of the family's loss. Firefighters would save the day.

They spared the time — and ladder — to remove the balloon from the tree, allowing the family to move on and release a new balloon.

Watch the heartwarming video below.