A young widow has admitted she was furious with her husband when he didn’t reply to her text messages – only to find out later he had died in a tragic accident.
Bonnie Caldwell, 26, took to TikTok to share her dark story Earlier this month, with her now viral videos garnering millions of views as of Thursday afternoon.
The New Zealander showed off her morbid sense of humor in the clip, which included the caption: “I’m getting s-tty my husband was on a boys trip and didn’t reply to me.”
Caldwell could be seen in the video with an annoyed look on his face before it suddenly cut to a photo of her husband saying, “He was dead.”
in the a follow-up videothe widow explained how her husband Matt Caldwell, 25, tragically passed away on August 8, 2021, during an overnight trip with friends in a nearby town, according to his obituary.
Matt and his friends had traveled into town to watch a rugby match and Caldwell decided to stay home alone.
She last spoke to Matt on the phone the night he went away, before sending him multiple text messages the next morning saying “I love you” and “I can’t wait to see you.”
“He didn’t respond, which I thought was a little weird of him,” the widow told her TikTok followers. “But I also thought, ‘He’s probably just hung over.'”
Several hours passed, however, and Caldwell began to worry. She said she knew her husband should be on his way home as he had to check out of his hotel at 10am
“I realized something was really wrong,” she explained. “A few more hours went by and I got a text from Matt’s brother telling me to come over to their house right away and I was kicked out the door.”
When she arrived at her brother-in-law’s house, the police were at the apartment who informed her that Matt had passed away.
Caldwell explained that her young husband had died after tragically falling off an embankment near his hotel.
“He didn’t notice at the edge of the bench [embankment] it just fell straight down and he misjudged it,” she said somberly.
She went on to say that Matt “died on impact” and that investigators believed he was distracted by his phone as it was found near the top of his body and video was still playing.
“It was a really horrible freak accident that none of us could have really prevented,” Caldwell explained.
She added that she and her late husband shared a dark sense of humor that had been “a coping mechanism” for her in the eight months since his death.
Viewers flooded the clip’s comments section and offered their condolences to Caldwell.
One female follower even added her own dark humor in hopes of making the widow laugh.
“Sorry for your loss,” wrote the follower. “But I still can’t forgive him for ghosting you!”
https://nypost.com/2022/03/31/i-was-furious-when-my-husband-ignored-my-texts-but-he-was-dead/ I raged when my husband ignored my texts – but he was dead