Facebook Responds To Grieving Dad's Plea To Let Him See His Late Son’s Look Back Video

A father made a video asking Facebook to help him see his son’s Look Back video and the entire Universe... err...internet conspired to help him out.

  • [WATCH] Grieving Dad Finally Has His Late Son's Look Back Video Courtesy Of Facebook

  • This is John Berlin, a personal trainer from Missouri

  • He posted this short video Wednesday after becoming frustratingly sad that he couldn’t see his late son’s 10 year anniversary Facebook video

  • John and his wife both saw theirs, but the one they wanted to see most was their son Jesse’s, who died in his sleep in 2012, and his family didn't know his Facebook password

    • “Well, my son passed away Jan. 28, 2012 and we can’t access his Facebook account,” he continued. “I’ve tried emailing, different things, but it ain’t working. All we want to do is see his movie. That’s it.”

  • “I really wanted to see one that would have been Jesse’s,” John told BuzzFeed

    • “And I was just sitting there talking to my wife and I was like ‘people post things that go viral, I’m going to try it, I’ve got nothing to lose.’”

  • So, after emailing Facebook and not hearing back, John took to YouTube hoping someone at Facebook would see the video. He’s getting some help from Reddit in his quest to make his plea viral.

    • And just as he hoped, John’s video hit the front page of Reddit, and now has been seen over 473,165 times.

    • John said that Jesse was a real comedian, he played guitar in a band, and was just all around awesome. And John and his family were hoping that his Look Back video might give them another glimpse at him.

  • And, it worked. Facebook has responded to John's video. A Facebook spokesperson said they had contacted John and that his wishes were being granted.

  • John also posted on YouTube saying that since the video went live he’s had thousands of emails and is completely overwhelmed by the internet’s response. He said he’s just glad all this led to him getting to see his son’s video.

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