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EastEnders viewers were left feeling extremely emotional after watching devastating scenes unfold between Whitney Dean and Zack Hudson during Monday evening's episode.
Zack had decided that he wanted to plant a tree in honour of their lost child, Peach.
But in a heated confrontation, Whitney had told him his gesture was 'meaningless' and that she didn't want to take part.
The pair were left devastated by the death of their little girl earlier this month, after doctors revealed she had Edwards' Syndrome.
But in a bid to pay tribute to their daughter, Zack had come up with the idea and surprised Whitney.
Tragic: EastEnders viewers were left feeling extremely emotional after watching devastating scenes unfold between Whitney Dean and Zack Hudson during Monday evening's episode
He said: 'I bought a tree. It's a peach tree... to plant in memory of our baby girl. Martin said we can use his allotment.
'I've invited a few people - Sharon, Martin, Sonya, Stacey. I was gunna see who else you wanted to invite.'
'Invite? Like it's a party?', Whitney replied.
'Well, people want to be there to support us', he said firmly.
Whitney questioned: 'Us? But there is no us, is there Zack?'
Zack replied: 'Well I meant us, as in Peach's parents.'
Going into a rant, Whitney continued: 'Well we aren't are we? Peach ain't even here. We never changed a dirty nappy. We never heard her cry. We never had sleepless nights. So we ain't her parents. You ain't her dad and I ain't her mum.'
Confused, Zack asked: 'But you wanted to do something to remember her?'
Opposed: Zack had decided that he wanted to plant a tree in honour of their lost child, Peach
Heated: But in a heated confrontation, Whitney had told him his gesture was 'meaningless' and that she didn't want to take par
Whitney responded: 'Yeah well guess what I changed my mind okay, I think it's meaningless.'
Shocked, Zack said: 'What? I don't agree Whit. It's not - It's people showing how much they care. It ain't meaningless, it's what life's all about.
'Do you know what? I'm gunna leave her ashes there and you can do what you want with her. But I'm gunna plant this tree because she was my daughter too. And I need to say goodbye.'
Later in the episode, Zack gathered, as he said he would, around friends and family to pay his respects.
After issuing an emotional speech, Whitney then appeared from behind, asking, 'Am I too late?'.
She went on to address her friends and family, saying: 'I'm really sorry for pushing you away. I just felt like today ain't about me. I never got to hold my baby girl. And so I thought that meant I wasn't qualified to be a mum.
'But I know