Her world came crashing down when her son Shakil Nazir was murdered in a shock stabbing on EastEnders on Friday night.
And Carmel Kazemi returned to her son's murder scene with Keegan Baker as Bonnie Langford and Zack Morris filmed the heartbreaking scenes on Saturday.
The devastated mother fought back tears as she stepped onto the estate where Keegan stole the bike to help identify the boy who stabbed him and her beloved son Shakil.
Distraught: Carmel Kazemi returned to her son's murder scene with Keegan Baker as Bonnie Langford and Zack Morris filmed the heartbreaking scenes on Saturday
In the dramatic scenes, Carmel looked distraught as she clutched onto Keegan's hand for support.
As the stabber's mother returned with her shopping, she witnessed her son being handcuffed by two police officers.
Dropping her bags, the mother fought tooth and nail, trying to get to her son, while Carmel and Keegan looked on visibly shaken.
Heartbreaking: Her world came crashing down when her son Shakil Nazir was murdered in a shock stabbing on EastEnders on Friday night
Moving; In the dramatic scenes, Carmel looked distraught as she clutched onto Keegan's hand for support
Arrested: As the stabber's mother returned with her shopping, she witnessed her son being handcuffed by two police officers
Instinct: Dropping her bags, the mother fought tooth and nail, trying to get to her son, while Carmel and Keegan looked on visibly shaken
The filming comes a day after fans of the show struggled to hold back the tears on Friday as they finally said goodbye to Shakil, after he passed away in hospital from a shock stabbing.
Viewers of the BBC soap rushed to Twitter to express their grief at the heart-wrenching scenes, with others also praising actress Bonnie Langford for her performance as Shakil's devastated mum Carmel.
After finally being discovered in the Albert Square bushes hours after being stabbed by a rival gang, Shakil (played by Shaheen Jafargholi was frantically rushed to hospital but doctors were unable to save him.
Angry: The mother launched into a furious tirade with one police officer
Emotional: EastEnders fans were left heartbroken on Friday after Shakil Nazir finally passed away from his stabbing, with others praising Bonnie Langford's performance as mum Carmel
Carmel and Shakil's brother Kush (played by Davood Ghadami) were then delivered the news the teen had passed away, leaving the family completely heartbroken.
At first Carmel refused to believe her son had died, and it wasn't until she was allowed to see the body that the brutal reality began to sink in, breaking down in tears as she stood by his bed.
In the episode's closing scenes Carmel blew a kiss to Shakil before saying: 'My baby. Night night.'
Heartbreaking: At first Carmel remained in denial about her son's death, but finally broke down in tears after being allowed to see his body
Inevitably the hard-hitting scenes sparked much reaction from fans, with many tweeting through their tears that they couldn't cope with saying goodbye to fan favourite Shakil.
One viewer wrote: 'HOW THEY GONNA KILL OFF SHAKIL LIKE THAT HE WAS SO UNDESERVING. HE WAS SO SWEET AND PURE NOOO.'
Another wrote: 'OMG Shakil my heart is broken' while a third added: 'Nooo! They killed Shakil!'
In tears: Viewers of the BBC soap struggled to say goodbye to Shakil following his stabbing by a rival gang earlier in the week
Other viewers rushed to praise Bonnie Langford's performance as Carmel, portraying the heartbreaking reality of a mother losing a child.
One viewer tweeted: 'EastEnders back to its best... has me crying with Carmel tonight...' while a second viewer wrote: 'Carmel absolutely broke my heart tonight! Makes me think about these poor families that get news like this in real life, so many what ifs and why's - this needs to change!!'
Another viewer tweeted: 'I can't imagine how Carmel would be feeling, as a mum it's just your worst nightmare.'
RIP: Shakil finally passed away from his stabbing on Friday, leaving his family devastated at the hard-hitting storyline on knife crime
Important: Fans rushed to praise Bonnie's performance as the devastated mum Carmel
Shakil's death had been announced beforehand as part of the hard-hitting storyline on knife crime, and the aftermath next week will see Carmel struggling to cope.
Spoilers released ahead of next week have revealed that Carmel will attempt suicide following Shakil's death, as Albert Square comes together in the teen's memory.
Meanwhile Keegan Baker, who survived the stabbing, revealed in Friday's episode that he wants to speak out on what happened in his memory, particularly as he felt responsible after clashing with the gang by stealing their bike.
EastEnders continues on Monday 28th May at 8pm on ITV.
Goodbye: The episode's final moments saw Carmel blow a kiss to her son and say 'My baby. Night night'