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Parents forgive the man who caused a wreck that killed their 2 children

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North Carolina church leader's toddler killed in wreck, baby in critical condition

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The father of two children killed in a crash near Wilmington publicly forgave the man who caused the wreck, according to WBTV.

The Eddings family was hit by a box truck near Wilmington last weekend.

Their son, Dobbs, was killed in the wreck and Hadley Eddings was rushed to the hospital for an emergency C-Section.

Hadley and her husband Gentry lost their newborn boy, Reed, a few days after the emergency surgery.

During a service at Forest Hill Church on the Ballantyne campus Gentry Eddings spoke about their 2-year-old son’s short, but full life at such a young age.

He told the congregation that he and his wife forgive the driver, Matthew Deans, who rammed their vehicle, ending the lives of their two sons.

“We have in our hearts forgiven the man who did this,” he said, according to WBTV.

Since the family’s loss friends and strangers have donated thousands of dollars to honor the memories of the two boys.