Dad delivers emotional plea from daughter’s gravesite

Posted at 1:55 PM, Jul 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-22 13:55:03-04

CABOT, Ark. — Rick Ellis delivered a message from a cemetery on the fourth anniversary of his daughter’s death. That message has gone viral on Facebook.  Lindsey Ellis was six when she was killed by a drunk driver. Rick Ellis said the driver was Lindsey’s mother.

“I’m gonna tell you something. Life isn’t about getting high,” Ellis said into the camera. “If I can help anybody, I want you to listen to me.”

He said he made the video to show what happens when you “get drunk, play around and be stupid.”

He posted the video to his Facebook page where it has been shared more than 300,000 times.