THE FATHER of three children found dead in the family home earlier this year has shared a disturbing message sent to him by an online troll last month.
Andrew McGinley suffered every father's worst nightmare in January of this year when he returned from work to find his three beloved children Conor (9), Darragh (7) and Carla (3) dead in the family home in Dublin.
The children's mother was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder and has since been formally charged over the killings.
In the months that followed their deaths, Andrew set up a YouTube channel called Conor’s Clips, sharing videos of his three beloved kids.
It was just one of several promises he made to them during a heartbreaking eulogy at their burial back at the start of the year.
The channel has proven to be popular too, amassing 4,500 subscribers while a Twitter account linked to it already has close to 10,000 followers.
This week, however, Andrew took to Twitter to share an extremely unpleasant email he was sent by someone online.
Posting a screenshot of the email, McGinley revealed that an individual simply known as Alberto – the grieving father had blacked out the surname, sent him a message on June 26 reading:
"Give my regards to ur kids lol".
It was accompanied by a series of crying laughing emojis.
Responding to the disgraceful remarks, Andrew wrote: "Your parents must be so proud of you Alberto."
Thankfully, people online were quick to rally around McGinley after learning about the vicious message.
Your parents must be so proud of you Alberto pic.twitter.com/5q1Ab03M2m
— Conors Clips (@conorsclips) July 14, 2020
"What kind of a sick & sad individual would even think to write this! It’s completely reprehensible,” one person wrote.
"You shouldn't have to read comments like this. I’m so sorry, Andrew. Sending love."
Another woman added: "Your tweets always make me smile Andrew. That person is evil and doesn’t deserve a second thought from you. You are an amazing person! Mind yourself."
A third said: "That is awful I'm sorry you received that. Keep doing what you're doing and sharing your thoughts and memories they brighten up my day. Mind yourself."
While another man added: "Sorry you had to even read that message Andrew. Keep the positive vibes going.
"It’s measure of your character that you don’t let that crap get to you. All the best."
Many encouraged Andrew to keep posting videos as they “brighten up their day”.
It served as a kind reminder that he is never alone throughout all of this.
McGinley, like many across Ireland, has struggled with lockdown.
Back in April, he wrote a powerful message to the many families who had lost a loved one to Covid-19.
Others encouraged Andrew to continue to "brighten up their day" by sharing his fantastic videos.
"Take the time to celebrate the lives of those who have passed in the manner that we would that we would have done in normal times,” he wrote.
"When Conor, Darragh and Carla died in January I was carried through by the support of family, community and colleagues.NEWCASTLE, CO. DUBLIN
"Having people around to support helped me cope.
"The amount of people attending the funeral gave me strength to get through the eulogy, funeral and burial.
"I cannot begin to imagine how I would have managed in this time of Covid-19.
"I'm heartbroken by the daily reports of funerals where hundreds would have been there to support the bereaved and to pay their respects."