Facebook Answers Father’s Plea to See His Dead Son’s Look Back Video


(WHNT/PIX 11 News) – You’ve probably seen the mourning father’s plea to Facebook to see his deceased son’s biggest moments. Now, Facebook has answered that plea.

John Berlin of St. Louis, Mo., uploaded a video to YouTube this week, making a plea to Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook team to gain access to his son’s Facebook look back video. His son, Jesse Berlin, 22, passed away on January 28, 2012. The video went viral on social media and WHNT News 19’s sister station, PIX11 News, helped connect the father and Facebook.

In the 1 minute, 24 second video titled “My appeal to Facebook,” John Berlin fights back tears as he explains why he is sharing the video.

The 62-second “look back” video notes the year you joined Facebook, then shows a handful of your most-liked posts and a seemingly random selection of your photos — all set to instrumental music. To see yours, go to Facebook.com/lookback.

Facebook spokesman Jonathan Thaw said, “We have people working on it now.” Thaw says the Facebook team has contacted Berlin and his wishes were being granted.

“The video will be ready either tonight or tomorrow morning,” said Thaw.

Read the full story at PIX 11 News.


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