Reading Time: < 1 minute

YouTuber Keith Hood (a.k.a. hiith) recently lost his grandmother. They were close, so it hit him pretty hard, but he did a wonderful thing in turning on his camera and talking about how, as an atheist, he’s handling her absence since he doesn’t believe he’ll see her again in the afterlife.
It’s honest, it’s unscripted, and it includes a lot of really useful advice for anyone struggling in the same way.

YouTube video

There’s a part in there where he talks about her religious funeral and why he was frustrated with it… but he also notes that the religious commentary was exactly what other people needed to help them cope with the loss.
His way of coping? Helping strangers get through the same struggle over YouTube. It’s definitely appreciated.
Avatar photo

Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.