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UPDATE: This dad's dying wish has officially been granted.
Shortly after Humans of New York highlighted the touching story of Domingo Santiago on social media, Sting's daughter Mickey Sumner confirmed she had gotten in touch with the late policeman's daughter, Elizabeth. Now, according to a new update on Humans of New York's Instagram page, his painting is officially with the star just over a week later.
"THE EAGLE HAS LANDED," a caption of a photo of the performer posed next to the portrait confirmed. "Thanks so much to @sumnermickey for helping get our precious cargo to her father. She's also teamed up with Elizabeth to create a fundraiser in Domingo's memory. All donations will benefit the National MS society, and aid in the fight to end Multiple Sclerosis forever. So let's keep the party going! Link in bio."
"Thank you @humansofny!!" Sumner wrote in a comment. "Thank you @therebeccahenderson for sending me the post. Thank you TK for helping with logistics. Thank you @cratersandfreightersphoenixfor making the shipping process so seamless. Thank you to @theofficialsting for being the beautiful artist you are, and touching peoples hearts, and for being my dear dad!! Thank you to @mssociety for all the guidance to create our fundraiser on @gofundme. Thank you to everyone here who donated! Thank you to @aznenafor the honor of helping you with your beautiful #lastassignment - I am forever your friend
Thank you Domingo Santiago for being a such a light, a man dedicated to service and family, thank you for your art and bringing us all together. This was a collective effort !! We are all connected. LOVE & GRATITUDE stay safe everyone."
You'll need a box of tissues for this story.
In this age of coronavirus, many things have had to adapt to life at a social distance, including even the beloved viral social media account, Humans of New York. Fortunately, the page, which has been profiling people in New York for years, continues to share moving and uplifting stories in these challenging times, including its most recent "quarantine edition" profile of a New York policeman with a passion for art, as told by his stepdaughter. Spoiler alert: this story of a father, daughter and a painting of Sting has a happy ending.