Bradley Lowery, who died from cancer in July at the age of six, touched the hearts of the nation.
His mum Gemma has shared with supporters
“I miss waking up to this smile and sound of his giggles,” she wrote on a Facebook post.
“I miss his innocent little voice saying I love you mammy [sic]. I miss his soft touch when he stroked my face and I miss his tight squeeze when he cuddled me so hard.
“I miss out little conversations we had about everything and nothing and I miss the why mammy, but why mammy after every question.”
Gemma and her husband Carl are focusing their attention on setting up the Bradley Lowery Foundation, which she admits helps keep her mind busy.
The charity will “help other children to live a long happy healthy life because that is what Bradley would want”.
Sunderland AFC fan Bradley also struck up a friendship with striker Jermain Defoe. “He loved me, I loved him,” said Jermain.
“That story of Brad is special. He was my best friend, he was genuine.”
Bradley was just 18 months old when he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma.
He went into remission after suffering the disease for other two years, but in July 2016 the cancer returned. “A very sad moment for us all,” said his family.
When Bradley died, football fans from around the world paid tribute. And there were shirts, flags, flowers and teddy bears left outside Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.
Jermain Defoe has left Sunderland for a move to Bournemouth, but he mentioned Bradley in a farewell post.
He wrote: “The highlight of my time has to be walking out with Bradley against Everton.”