Kevin Webster left Coronation Street fans all emotional after remembering his dead wife and son.
Comforting fiancée Abi Franklin, he drew on his own harrowing experiences.
Kevin, played by long-serving Michael Le Vell, recalled the death of Alison Wakefield in 2000, who he married after his divorce from Sally.
Two weeks after being born, their son Jake died after contracting a streptococcal infection.
Out of her mind with grief, Alison – actress Naomi Radcliffe – took newborn Bethany Platt from the hospital in a kidnap plot.
Kevin was talking to Abi, who is grieving the loss of her son Seb.
We rarely see the mechanic open up about that part of his life, but trying to ease her pain he told her life does improve after a devastating death.
He told her: “I know it’s not the same, but when Jake and Alison died I felt the same.
“It felt hopeless. It does get better, I promise you.”
Fans were quick to pick up on the fact that Kev doesn’t ever talk about his dead wife.
One tweeted: “Kevin’s recovered from his Alison Amnesia. #corrie #coronationstreet”
A second posted: “Aww, I was wondering if Kevin was ever going to mention Jake and Alison. #corrie”.
The brutal hate crime storyline sparked 136 Ofcom complaints after it aired earlier this month and saw fan favourite Seb killed off after an attack on the builder and Nina Lucas.
Scumbag Corey Brent and his gang set upon the pair in harrowing scenes.
On Friday, Nina, played by Mollie Gallagher, told Roy Cropper that he was the one who kicked his head in after the group followed the pair.
The tragic storyline was written in collaboration with The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, which was established after the real-life murder of Sophie in 2007.
Corey, actor Maximus Evans, has so far not been arrested – as his pals all admitted to playing a part in the savage beating.