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John Berlin Petitions Facebook For His Son's Look Back Video

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02/06/2014 9:34 pm
John Berlin Petitions Facebook For His Son's Look Back Video
Media Courtesy of news.com.au

Kate McHale

Staff Writer

Facebook recently celebrated a birthday! The 10th anniversary of the official launch, to be exact. To celebrate, Facebook is giving its users a video montage of their page, or a "Look Back" video. It is a one-minute video showing your Facebook posts over the year. Well, grab your tissues because this are going to be a tears shed after you hear what one dad has to say. John Berlin from St. Louis, Mo recently posted a video asking if he could in anyway access his sons “Look Back” video; his son Jesse died in 2012. John and his family is desperate to see the video. "You ever do something crazy because you just don't know what to do anymore?" John Berlin asks. "Well that's what I'm doing right now." That is John’s plea. He’s hopping that it sparks some interest, and that he will get to see his son’s video from Facebook. "Everyone does these videos and things and they go viral, that's all I'm trying to do," John says. "So I'm asking my friends to share this video and your friends to share it and so on and so forth and maybe somebody will see it that counts. I know it's a shot in the dark, but I don't care." Unfortunately the family has been unsuccessful in obtaining the video. Thanks to the magical wonders of the Internet, the video went viral, (thanks to Reddit for being the good company they are, they offered to hack Facebook for him). Facebook eventually reached out to John, and the results are magical.  Facebook also told Berlin it was looking into a policy to memorialize Facebook pages for people who have lost loved ones, Berlin said. John went to great lengths to explain his gratitude for the overwhelming support: The response is overwhelming. We just wanted to see a 1 minute vid. We’re going to get that vid...I want to thank everyone, for your support. I didn't know what to expect from this but it was worth a try. My son was 21 and died of natural causes...He is proof that there are no guarantees in life. Hug your children, kiss them. Tell them you love them every single day. John even spoke to RightThisMinute.com, and had nothing but touching words to say about his son. "Jessie was a great guy. And when I tell you we never fought as a father and son, I mean every word of that." We are so pleased that this father was granted his wish, and hope that it brings him nothing but joy to watch. A representative from Facebook contacted Berlin on Wednesday evening to say the company would "cut some red tape" to make the video available in a few days, Berlin said. PopWrapped wishes John Berlin nothing but well wishes as he waits to watch his son’s video. You can watch John's appeal to Facebook here.

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