A father's desperate, heart-breaking plea to see his late son's 'Look Back' Facebook video has resulted in good news after it was watched by more than 500,000 people.
Facebook recently released one-minute 'highlight' videos for most of the users on its website, to mark its 10 year anniversary. The videos were pretty impressive - somehow managing to capture the most important moments in its users lives, along with some nostalgic music.
Naturally, John Berlin - whose son died on January 28 2012 - wanted to see his son's video and try and remember some of his happier moments.
But without his son's password he was unable to see the clip. So on Wednesday he posted a video to YouTube asking the social network to let him see the one-minute clip
“I’m calling out to Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook. You’ve been putting out these new movies — you know these one minute movies that everybody’s been sharing," he said in the videeo. “And I think they are great.”
"Well, my son passed away Jan. 28, 2012 and we can’t access his Facebook account,” he continued. “I’ve tried emailing, different things, but it ain’t working. All we want to do is see his movie. That’s it."
Within hours the video had gone viral - and the good news is that Facebook has now responded.
“It worked I was just contacted by FB by phone and there going to make a vid just for us,” he wrote in the post. “They also said they’re going to look at how they can better help families who have lost loved ones.”
Take a look at the video that got through to Mark Zuckerberg himself below.
By Now Everyone You Know Probably Has Or Had Facebook And If You Don't...
And Since Making An Account, Your Life Has Become Simpler
Now You Can Now Stalk Anyone And Almost Everyone
Because it's important to know on what's going in your crush's life ... and how you can be a part of it.
But You Often End Up Stalking Your Exes (And Their New Gfs/Bfs) Instead
You Can Reconnect With People From High School
Even if you really don't want to. (Refer back to slide one.)
Remember People's Birthdays
Because we all know how special they feel when they see a message on their wall.
Because you would never do this in real life.
Catch Up On Everybody's Life
If you've self-diagnosed with FOMO (fear of missing out), never fear: Facebook has every single wedding, child, break-up, new job and vacation update ready to go.
Use Your Wall And About Me Sections To Sell Yourself
You have the best work experience, degree, oh, and just won an award. Add it to your life events.
Follow People You Don't Know ... And Get Super Jealous
Maybe I shouldn't have followed them...
Relive All Your Embarrassing And Drunk Moments
Over and over again.
But Also All Those Amazing Vacation Memories
Add that to your map.
You Love How Your Approval Of Something Can Be Expressed In One Single Click
Similarly, So Can Hate
Can I unfriend you?
You Can Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve
Let everyone know your favourite TV shows, movies, clothing companies and all the books you read in a year.
And Ultimately, Use Facebook As A Verb