John Berlin’s 21-year old son Jesse died on January 28th, 2012 of natural but unknown causes. His son had been a Facebook user and made a one-minute look-back video to commemorate Facebook’s 10th anniversary this year.
Mr. Berlin wanted a copy of the video. He tried emailing Facebook but the emails probably were lost somewhere in the millions of emails they receive.
He decided to make the video below and it went viral. After being shared hundreds of thousands of times, it reached Facebook. They then told the local CBS affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri that the father would have the video today.
Mr Berlin responded by thanking everyone who shared his video appeal.
‘I didn’t know what to expect from this but it was worth a try,’ he said.
‘My son was 21 and died of natural causes, his autopsy came back undetermined. He is proof that there are no guarantees in life. Hug your children, kiss them.
‘Tell them you love them every single day.’
John Berlin’s video: