Robin hops on mother's hand after she asks late son for sign he is still with her

The robin visits Marie at the cemetery Credit: Marie Robinson

A video of a robin hopping onto the hand of a mother while she visited her son's graveside has been viewed millions of times.

Marie Robinson filmed the bird on her hand after she ask for a sign that her son Jack was still with her while visiting the grave on the third anniversary of his death.

Four-year-old Jack died three years ago after suffering from an inoperable brain tumour.

Marie was visiting Jack's grave in Waterlooville in Hampshire on Saturday when she encountered her feathered friend.

She said: "I got to the cemetery and was sitting in the car feeling quite down."

"I said: "Come on Jack, show mummy a sign that you are there".

"I then went and sat by him at his grave and the robin came down and landed on my leg. I took a picture and it flew off but then came back.

"It then landed on my hand I filmed it. It was all very moving.

"The video has been viewed millions of times and I have had thousands of messages from people about what it symbolises and from parents who have lost children."

Marie shares her reaction to the special visitor in a Facebook post Credit: Facebook