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Facebook responds to emotional plea from grieving father
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- For one father, Facebook's release of Look-Back' videos, was a harsh reminder of a painful loss.
John Berlin, lost his 21-year-old son of undetermined natural causes on January 28, 2012, according to his February 5 post on YouTube.
"I'm calling out to Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook," Berlin said in the video, choking back tears. "Well my son passed away January 28, 2012 and we can't access his Facebook account... All we want to do is see his movie, that's it."
Berlin was referring to the one minute video developed by Facebook which presented users a personalized slideshow of memorable photos and statuses since joining the social media network.
Berlin asked his family and friends to share his video plea in an attempt to make it go viral. "Maybe somebody will see it that counts," Berlin said. "I know it's a shot in the dark but I don't care. I want to see my son's video. His name is Jesse Berlin. Please help me."
The video was viewed over 765,000 times in its first day, and Berlin saw results. [CLICK HERE to watch his plea]
"The response is overwhelming," Berlin wrote in the comments under his video. "We just wanted to see a 1 minute [video]. We're going to get that [video]. [Facebook] contacted us and they're going to work on that [video]. 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."