"You ever do something crazy because you just don't know what to do anymore?" John Berlin asks. "Well that's what I'm doing right now."
John is a father from St. Louis, Mo. and, in the video, he breaks down into tears as he explains that his son, Jesse, passed away in 2012 and his family wants is watch Jesse's Facebook "Look Back" video (a one-minute montage that Facebook users can access to celebrate the site's 10 year anniversary). But so far, they haven't been able to access it.
"Everyone does these videos and things and they go viral, that's all I'm trying to do," John says. "So I'm asking my friends to share this video and your friends to share it and so on and so forth and maybe somebody will see it that counts. I know it's a shot in the dark, but I don't care."
Proving that the Internet can be magical, the video went viral (thanks to Reddit, who went so far as to offer to hack Facebook for him) and eventually made it's way to Facebook, who then reached out to John.