Mom texts dead son to cope with grief, gets text back

Taylor Thyfault was hit and killed during a high-speed chase in May 2015. Since then, his mother has been texting his old phone as a way to deal with her grief. She never expected a text back.

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As a teenager, Taylor Thyfault was exceptional. His ambition and passion led him to make a list of 25 future goals when he was in high school.

Those goals were:

-Join the Army and be the best that I can be
-Go bungee jumping
-Get married
-Start a family
-Buy an English Bull Dog and name him Diesel
-Swim with sharks
-Visit Hawaii
-Visit the tribe I am from (Saquangue Lakota Oyate)
-Save a life
-Coach a Lacrosse team
-Graduate high school
-Get a masters part time in the military
-Get a job
-Buy my own truck
-Wrestle an alligator
-Meet the ‘Jackass’ crew
-Buy my Quad
-Play football for a minor league
-Go cliff diving
-Volunteer in the community
-Go to Alaska
-Be there for all of the people that have been there for me
-Never be arrested
-Go to Oktoberfest in Germany
-Be the best man, husband, son, soldier, and friend as … possible

As apparent, Thyfault didn’t dream about becoming rich or buying a mansion. Thyfault’s mom, Carole Adler, knew about those dreams, and she knew he was capable of accomplishing them. They were extremely close.

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