When Nichole Schmidt turned on Hulu to watch a show, she was heartbroken to see what was in the “Hulu Picks” section. Her daughter, Gabby Petito’s, homicide investigation is featured in that section for the world to see.
Schmidt, Petito’s mom, took to Twitter to share her shocking Hulu revelation. She also motivated her followers by saying that her family will continue working even harder through the Gabby Petito Foundation to ensure Petito’s story doesn’t repeat itself.
When you turn on Hulu, and your daughters story is the recommended show to watch. It’s still shocking, feels like I’m outside looking in, this cannot be our life. 😭💔 We must keep going!! 💪🏻🦋🌻@josephpetito @Jim_Schmidt416 @TaraPetito #justiceforgabby
— Nichole Schmidt (@Nikischmidt927) November 7, 2021
Schmidt’s tweet was met with thousands of likes and retweets and replies of community support.
Many followers from all over the world replied saying they, too, saw the Hulu addition, and offered the kindest words they could muster to the family.
One follower who also watched the special tweeted: “Nothing…will take that pain away, but just know you’ve got a lot of people rallying behind you. You & your family are in our prayers always & we are standing with you.”
The 20/20 Special About Gabby Petito’s Last Days
The 20/20 special – “Life on Line: The Last Days of Gabby Petito” – aired on ABC last Friday, and was added to the Hulu lineup immediately after.
The investigative reporting discusses the reasons why Petito’s murder mystery became such a widespread case, and provides testimony from many who met Petito and Laundrie throughout their travels leading up to Petito’s death – the person who gave Laundrie a ride while he was hitchhiking, the woman who found the couple’s van and a private investigator, among others.
The documentary also details how investigators found Brian Laundrie’s remains in Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park.
The documentary’s description also mentions that Petito’s case also spotlighted the protest to give equal attention to the killings of people of color and indigenous women.
Joseph Petito Actively Searching for Missing People of Color
Joseph Petito, Gabby’s father, has been tweeting out photos of missing women of color, in hopes that his 106 thousand Twitter followers will share his posts and help find these women.
Joseph specifically posted about a missing Mikaiya Richardson on Nov. 5, and was grateful to share Saturday that she had been found.
Joseph tweeted: “#mikaiya Richardson was found. Thank you for all that have helped. I have spoken to the Waterford police dept. You all are amazing. Keeping helping, together we can really make a difference. #TogetherWeCan #standtogether #missinginamerica”
#mikaiya Richardson was found. Thank you for all that have helped. I have spoken to the Waterford police dept. You all are amazing. Keeping helping, together we can really make a difference. #TogetherWeCan #standtogether #missinginamerica
— joseph petito (@josephpetito) November 6, 2021
Joseph has also been diligently posting infographics on a universal call that people in domestic violence situations can use if they need help, and domestic violence statistics.
This emphasis on finding missing persons and preventing domestic violence is a main component of the work Petito’s family does through the Foundation created in her honor.
New Updates from Gabby Petito Foundation
Supporters continue sending in artwork in Petito’s honor, gratefully displayed on the Foundation’s Instagram page.
One drawing of Gabby with colorful butterflies and the words “Let It Be” surrounding the perimeter reads: “Continuing to share all the beautiful artwork we’ve been blessed with! And there’s more! We cannot express how much each and every piece means to us.”
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As the Gabby Petito Foundation quickly grows and continues garnering worldwide support from thousands, the organization started a web store this past week. Items sold on the website include mugs, shirts, and bracelets, with the new Foundation logo printed on them, as well as a drawing of Petito as an angel with wings.
The website notes that the sales of the products directly benefit the mission of supporting organizations that find missing persons, and helping domestic abuse victims.