A mum was reduced to tears when she asked for a ‘sign’ from her little boy on the anniversary of his death – and got one later that day at his grave. Marie Robinson, 45, from Waterlooville, lost her son Jack on April 1, 2014. Jack had been diagnosed with a brain tumour in January of the same year. He died at the age of four, leaving behind his identical twin brother, Liam, and his three older sisters.

On Saturday, three years on from losing him, she asked for a ‘sign’. Marie said: “Early Saturday morning I got in the car and said out loud, ‘Jack, please show Mummy a sign’ and thought I’ll see him after I finished work. At 1pm I left work and walked up to his resting place. I was overcome with emotion and I sat on the grass next to Jack. With that a little robin kept flying around me trying to land on me, eventually landing on my foot – he didn’t seem scared at all.”

Robins are often seen in the spiritual community as a symbol that loved ones are still there. Marie added: “He went and sat on a nearby headstone so I got my phone out to film him being close to me and he flew over and landed on my hand. He kept looking at me directly in my face and at one point he landed on my shoulder and nibbled me a couple of times.”