John Travolta has paid heartfelt tribute to his late son, Jett, who tragically passed away following a seizure seven years ago at the age of just sixteen.
Writing in an emotional Facebook post, the Hollywood actor poignantly remembered his son, recalling that Jett taught him how to “love unconditionally”.
John wrote: “They say the hardest thing in the world is losing a parent. I can now say that isn’t true. The hardest thing in the world is losing a child.
“Someone you raised and watched grow every day. Someone you taught how to walk and talk. Someone you showed how to love. It’s the worst thing to ever happen to anyone.
“He brought me so much joy. He was my everything. Those 16 years of being his father taught me how to love unconditionally.
“We have to stop and be thankful for our children and children should stop and be thankful for their parents. Because, life is very short.”
The 61-year-old went on to urge his fans to cherish the time they have with their loved ones and not take anything for granted, adding: “Spend time with your parents and parents spend time with your children. Treat them well.
“Because, one day, when you look up from your phone, they won’t be there anymore. What I truly learned most of all is, live and love everyday like it’s your last. Because, one day, it will be.
“Take chances and go live life. Tell the ones you love, that you love them every day. Don’t take any moment for granted. Life is worth living.”
John is also father to fifteen-year-old Ella and five-year-old Benjamin.