"I thought (my partner) Lisa was having another breakdown," he recalls.
"I ran up the side of the house on the stones and it would have scared any bird away.
"But there he was with Lisa.
"She was sitting out the back and a white dove flew in and landed right on the chair right next to her shoulder and she fed him and caressed him like only a mother could.
"It was just before (Charlie's) funeral and it was a priceless and a truly symbolic moment we never forget as he came to say he is OK and in God's care and not to worry."
Before this point jockey Galloway had never seen a white dove on the Gold Coast.
But this white dove, named Charlie, has been a regular at the Galloways' Benowa property since 20-month-old Charlie was tragically killed when hit by a car outside a house at Hope Island in late November 2012.
"The first day I rode since Charlie's death I won on a horse called Betican with my first ride back (in February)," Galloway said.
"We did some photos in the park a couple days later for a story in the newspaper and as we came back from the park he flew in just to say hi.
"He has only been here about four or five times but he just turns up here as a signal to say he is around.
"The boys have played with him and I've got to pat him as well.
"It's the same bird and he has a little black mark on the back of his neck."
Such moments have helped the Galloway family get through the past 14 months.
Losing a son is never easy but as Galloway put it, "we are doing the best we can".
"The thing we miss most is our family not being complete and not being able to watch our angel Charlie grow up and become a big boy," he said.
"We miss him every day and love him so much and the pain is indescribable without him here with us."
Galloway's partner has been a pillar of strength too, not just for him but also sons William, 5, and Jarred, 13.
But Lisa admits she still struggles with Charlie's death every day.
"There is not a day that goes by when I don't cry and we all continue to seek counselling and we find strength through each other, family and friends," she said.
"Nobody, not even a parent, can imagine the pain and anguish we feel each and every day unless they have suffered the loss of a little one and I wish they never have to.
"We have been working closely with lots of charities to do with children's safety, not only driveway safety.