SEE IT: Dad shares deceased son’s ‘look back’ video after Facebook answers plea

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – On Friday, a father posted his deceased son’s ‘look back’ video on his public Facebook page, after his plea to Zuckerberg’s company to release the video went viral.

“First of all I just want to thank everyone for all the shares and support. We couldn’t have done this without you. This is the official Facebook video of my son Jesse Berlin.”

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John Berlin of St. Louis, Missouri made a YouTube video, pleading with Facebook to see his son Jesse’s “look back” video. Jesse passed away January 28, 2012 at just 22-years-old.

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After seeing John’s video on Reddit, PIX11 was able to get in touch with Facebook. A spokesperson for the social network says they are working to put together a “look back” video for Jesse.




  • Michael

    You know why this is awesome? Because it perfectly illustrates the power the internet has given the "every man". This man had want. He climbed atop his soap box and made his plea. We as a people decided to help this man achieve his goal. We are given this technology, where every person has a voice loud enough to hear. Think of it as the largest town hall meeting in the world. When the need of one becomes acknowledged by many, we can easily accomplish such goals. Where some have felt forgotten and neglected by their caretakers, knowing that millions of helpful individuals, living with full understanding of the UNIVERSAL power of cooperation, are just a click away, reminds us why we participate in a society in the first place. To help each other, not only in times of tragedy, but on a daily mutual level. To live happily, contently, with the absence of discomfort and the inevitable times of pain. Thank you very much, to all parties involved. Faith in humanity: Restored

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