AceShowbiz - TikTok star Ophelia Nichols is mourning the death of her son. The social media influencer, who is known affectionally by her 7 million followers as Mama Tot, has acknowledged her anger after her teen son was killed in a shooting, one day before his 19th birthday.
The grieving mom shared the tragic news via TikTok on Saturday, June 25. "The word is already gotten out and I'm just being overloaded with messages," she said in a video. "And I need to let everybody know. But I'm doing this video for a reason."
Ophelia tearfully pleaded with her fans to help find the culprits. "Because I need y'all's help. I never asked y'all for anything, but I need your help with this. There's almost 7 million people that follow me. Somebody's got to know something. Today would have been my baby child's 19th birthday, but he was [taken] from me last night," she continued.
"He was [taken] from my children and my husband and our family," she heartbreakingly said. "My son was murdered. He was shot. And I have this hatred in my heart that I don't recognize. Because I have never felt hate for anybody. This individual took my son's life. He was just 18 years old. That's the best part of somebody's life."
Ophelia, who runs her TikTok account under the name "shoelover99", went on stating as she seeks for answer, "And I know they're out there in my town. They're out there. They're out there living and breathing but my son is dead. Somebody knows who did this to my child. And I'm asking for somebody's help. Anybody's help. It's my son."
"I spoke to him yesterday morning around 10 to tell him I had his money for his birthday. He was looking forward to it. Just hanging out with his friends and girlfriend. His family was his life," Ophelia shared. She went on noting that her son was an organ donor and will live on even in death helping others.
In the caption, she warned the culprits, "You will be found! You will reap what you sow in this world. You may not be caught now but its coming. I hope you see my sons face eveyday [sic] of your life."
Shortly after posting the video, Ophelia updated her followers as she wrote in the comment section, "Just been told We have a lead on 2 individuals. I hope they see this video & know what they have done to my family."
According to WALA, Ophelia's son Randon Lee was shot at a gas station on Friday night in Prichard, Ala., before driving down the street to a different gas station, where he was later found deceased. It's currently unclear what led to the shooting.