With the death of his infant daughter Peach in EastEnders, Zack Hudson (James Farrar) has been experiencing extreme sadness.
He could soon find some comfort, however, due to Shabnam Masood and Kush Kazemi, two former inhabitants of Albert Square.
Zack finds solace from Sharon Watts and James Bye’s Martin Fowler as he battles with his sorrow and what to do next (Letitia Dean).
They give him advice on how to best assist Whitney Dean (Shona McGarty), who is also in pain as a result of their awful loss.
Martin brings up Kush and Shabnam, and Zack becomes motivated.
After a few days of not feeling their baby move, Kush and Shabnam were saddened to learn that he had passed away.
After that, Shabnam had an induction, giving birth to Zaair, their stillborn son.
Zack has an idea as Martin describes how the couple planted a tree to honour their own lost child.
Whitney declines to become involved when he tells her his ideas.
But, following some smart words from best friend Chelsea Fox (Zaraah Abrahams), she quickly changes her mind.
She has a change of heart, which makes Zack happy, and they can both take a minute to be sad together.
Will they continue to push each other away, or is this a harbinger of things to come for them?
Back in 2021, Kush Kazemi’s life came to an end. Gray Atkins (Toby-Alexander Smith), who shoved the well-liked figure in front of a train, was responsible for his death.
Shabnam departed Walford in 2016 after seeing her daughter Jade again.