Get Ready to Cry: Grieving Father John Berlin Asks Facebook to Let Him See His Late Son’s ‘Look Back’ Video

You know how everyone has been posting their cheesy Facebook “Look Back” montage videos, and you probably roll your eyes every time one of your friends posts on to their account.

Well, there are circumstances in which a “Look Back” video can actually really mean something to someone. Such is the case of a father whose son passed away.

John Berlin, from St Louis, Missouri, in the US, posted an emotional appeal on YouTube for access to the 62-second video that shows users their highlights of their time on the site, released to mark Facebook’s tenth birthday this week. His son, Jesse Berlin, 22, passed away on January 28, 2012.

“All we want to do is see his movie, that’s it, I don’t even need to get on his account, if you guys could just do it yourself, I don’t care,” Mr Berlin, said in the video after claiming he had tried emailing Facebook in the past.

With the help of Reddit, the video went viral and, late last night, Facebook contacted Berlin and let him see the video.