Facebook grants grieving dad's desperate wish
In honor of its 10th birthday, Facebook offered users a fun memento: a 62-second 'look back' video highlighting your biggest moments on Facebook. (To see yours, click here.)
It's 62 seconds one father in mourning desperately wanted to see.
'Ever do something crazy 'cause you just don't know what to do anymore? Well, that's what I'm doing now,' John Berlin of St. Louis, Missouri, said in a video.
In the video, Berlin begged Facebook to grant him access to his late son Jesse's profile so that a 'look back' video could be created. Jesse passed away January 28, 2012 at just 22 years old old.
'I'm calling out to Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. You've been putting out these new movies -- these one minute movies that everyone has been sharing, and I think they're great,' Berlin said,
After seeing Berlin's video on Reddit, PIX11 was able to get in touch with Facebook. A spokesperson for the social network says they will grant Berlin's wish.
'We haven't seen the video yet,' John told PIX11 exclusively. 'They told us it'd probably take two, three days and they would send it directly to us once it was ready.'
PIX11 reported that when Facebook employees called, they said they were going to 'cut a little bit of red tape' and make the video happen.
Berlin says he can't stop thinking about what his son would look like today. For Berlin, the 'look back' video is a way to feel closer to his son, if only for a minute.
'I want every piece of him I can get.'