Tonight's Coronation Street had a huge impact on viewers
There were emotional scenes on Coronation Street this week as Michelle Connor gave birth to her stillborn son, whom she named Ruairi, after going into labour at 23 weeks.
On tonight's episode, viewers saw Michelle and Steve refused a birth certificate for Ruairi before they had to say goodbye to their little boy.
Fans took to Twitter to express their sadness and praise Kym Marsh for her portrayal of Michelle.
That coronation street storyline with kym marsh ???? how heartbreaking ?
— Ann-Marie Anderson (@ammcmen28) January 13, 2017
— Kim Gally (@kim_gally) January 13, 2017
— Damien Morley (@damienmorley) January 13, 2017
rarely ever watch coronation street but my heart is shattering seeing Michelle cry right now
— tanya louise (@tatianalexandre) January 13, 2017
— Laura Lou (@LauraLovatic) January 13, 2017
— Eleanor Harold (@elliewood1987) January 13, 2017
— Jennefer Brissenden (@Jennybriss) January 13, 2017
Ahhh Kim this is such heartbreaking but #coronationstreet fabulous and strong mum.. well done but sorry you went through it in life ???
— Nicola Jane (@Niknakx1) January 13, 2017
As you may be aware, Kym's son Archie Jay was stillborn and his eight anniversary takes place next month.
It upset her greatly that she didn't get a birth certificate for her son and this has encouraged her to campaign so that the law changes.
in conversation with The Mirror, she said:
"The fact I didn’t get a birth certificate for Archie means that when I’m gone there’s no record of him.
"He won’t be on our family tree and yet I gave birth to him. We celebrate his birthday every year and let off balloons.
"My daughter Polly knows she had a brother yet there is no record of his birth".
Image via Twitter: Coronation Street