Facebook grants man’s plea to see his son’s “look-back” video

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Facebook granted a mourning father’s plea to see his son’s look-back video.

As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, Facebook made videos available to give users a one-minute look at some of the highlights they posted since joining the social network.

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Jesse Berlin, 22, passed away a week before Facebook made those look-back videos available.  Jesse’s father, John Berlin of St. Louis, posted video on YouTube of himself as he tearfully begged Facebook to give him access to his son’s look-back video.

John appealed to his friends to help spread the word that he desperately wanted to see Jesse’s video.

PIX11 reported they reached out to Facebook after seeing John’s YouTube plea.  The two organizations joined forces to contact John and grant his wish.   PIX11 reported a representative from Facebook said they contacted John and his wish was being granted.


  • Arion

    Just so you know, his son passed away January 28, 2012. Not one week before these Facebook videos were released.

  • Megan Monkeymouss

    I’d like to know where the execs at Facebook were when I found a picture of my deceased father this week and spent most of the week trying to get his picture pulled down of the page of a random 29 year old girl who was making fun of his clothing. I reported it along with at least 45 friends to Facebook directly and flagged and reported the picture on the girls page, and every request told me that “she wasn’t violating Facebook community standards” by having it up. The girl blocked me so I could not send her requests to take it down by message and it was only pulled (by the girl) when a friend of mine commented directly on it, calling the girl out.
    Clearly your “community standards” are not working well, Facebook.
    I’m glad this man will get to see his son’s movie. I wish that I could have even a second of time with my dad back.

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