We all have burdens to carry, but the hardest ones are those you have to hide from others. For 14 years, these parents have been blaming their child for his grandfather’s death. Mainly, for not watching after him when it happened and for not trying to save his life. The kid, however, has a secret that would change their minds instantly. He has been carrying this huge load for all of this time and he’s probably doomed to continue for the rest of his life.

Probably to get some closure, the 28-year-old has just decided to anonymously share the story with the internet. “The way I tell the story is kinda nonchalant,” he wrote. “It was so long ago that I’ve had time to cope and think about what happened and how it changed me.” Scroll down to read the confession and let us know what you think about it in the comments.

One 28 year-old has a secret to share, the one he can’t keep to himself any longer

Image credits: Lee Haywood (not an actual photo)

He hasn’t even told his parents

Naturally, commenters had a lot of questions for him, and he was prepared to answer

People wanted to know how he was coping with it afterward

Wait, so how young was he?

What about the parents? Do they know anything?

So he was only a teen when it happened

 Some were amazed that he actually shared it online

Others simply called him a hero