Tommy, Chuckie, Fili, Lili, Angelica and the rest of The Rugrats kids were the most beloved Nickelodeon characters of all time. However, within the group of naughty babies with their strange and funny parents, there was always one person missing: Chuckie's mother.
At the beginning of the series, the producers simply did not create a mother for the character of the red-haired child because they did not think it was necessary. Sometime later it became a topic of discussion, and they ended up creating a story for her. And the truth is that it is "a little sad," as Chuckie would say. It's really, really sad!
Prepare your tissues!
From the beginning, we took for granted that his mother had died, but it was not until the premiere of an episode entitled "Mother's Day" that we knew what was behind the boy's past.
In that episode, Chuckie finds a box with photographs of his mother, Melinda, that was hidden in Tommy's house so that he would not find them. And it is that his father was trying to hide it from the child so that he did not feel sad when he remembered his mother.
Apparently, his mother died after his birth as a result of a sudden terminal illness, of which the details are unknown. Probably the producers did not want to put too much emphasis on it, just enough to close the story.
Melinda was a gardener and was a creative, affectionate, supportive and patient person. Obviously, she loved her son a lot, and we see it in the few images of them together in the episode.
After knowing the story of his mother, Chuckie shares a poem that his mother wrote to her before leaving, which undoubtedly breaks our hearts:
My sweet, little Chuckie, though I must leave you behind me.
This poem will tell you where you always can find me.
When a gentle wind blows, that's my hand on your face.
And when the tree gives you shade, that's my sheltering embrace.
When the sun gives you freckles, that's me tickling my boy.
When the rain wets your hair, those are my tears of joy.
When the long grass enfolds you, that's me holding you tight.
When the Whippoorwill sings, that's me whispering, "Night, night.
As we already know, later in the series, Chuckie's stepmom is Kira, in addition to Kimi, half-sister, and finally gets the family he so longed for. After knowing the story of his mother, he better understands that it is better to be clear and remember the beautiful moments of Melinda.
And that's how our heart breaks into little pieces. I'll give you time to gather them, cry a little and then move on ...
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