The Black community is reeling from the senseless death of Tyre Nichols, one of many that continue to take place at the hands of law enforcement. On Saturday (Jan. 28), Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, took to Instagram to share that Nichols and her slain daughter share the same birthday. Renowned activist Tamika Mallory then shared a post of her own in response, revealing that she had to console Palmer following the tragic epiphany:

“Yesterday, I spent 30 horrible minutes trying to calm down Breonna Taylor’s mother and my friend,” she stated. “She was hysterical after learning her daughter and Tyre share the same exact birthday to the year. She was damn near inconsolable and the only thing that broke her mourning was me saying, “Sis, you are going to get sick. Please stop before you get sick.”