The mother of the Florida girl who was abducted, murdered and dumped in the trash broke down as she talked about how she tried to teach her 7-year-old to beware of strangers. But, she said Friday, “I feel like I failed.”

Diena Thompson broke down as she said that to TODAY’s Natalie Morales about the importance of telling your children you love them, a message she said she wants to impress on all parents.

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