Facebook grants father’s wish to see deceased son’s ‘Look Back’ video
A grieving father’s request for Facebook to allow him to see his deceased son’s “A Look Back” video the site has recently introduced was answered, according to PIX11.
John Berlin, of St. Louis, uploaded a video to YouTube Wednesday asking Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook team to get access to his son’s video.
According to Facebook’s terms, when someone dies, their page is memorialized. However, Facebook does not give family members access to the deceased person’s page or memorial page.
“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, referring to the “Look Back” videos that were part of Facebook’s 10-year anniversary.
Berlin’s emotional video went viral on Reddit and PIX11 News helped connect Berlin and Facebook.
PIX11 contacted Facebook and were told Facebook wanted to make the video happen. The station received another call from a Facebook spokesperson who said they had contacted Berlin and that his wishes were being granted.
Berlin posted the following as a comment on his YouTube video:
“The response is overwhelming. We just wanted to see a 1 minute vid. Were going to get that vid. FB contacted us and theyre going to work on 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, 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. Again I thank every single one of you, even the dislikes. God Bless”