Photos: Via Reddit

Warning: This story is heartbreakingly beautiful and a real tear jerker.

Following the death of his baby daughter, a grieving father has taken to Reddit, asking for help to Photoshop her image.

The response from hundreds of complete strangers will reaffirm your faith in humanity.

Two days ago, Nathen Steffel reached out on the site after his daughter Sophia passed away at just six weeks old.

He wrote: “My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children’s hospital.  Since she was in the hospital her whole life we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes.  Can someone remove the tubes from this photo?”

Since then, nearly 3000 people have responded to his request (see some of the responses above).


Speaking to Buzzfeed, Steffel said he was amazed by just how many people responded.

“At first there was so many responses I couldn’t even keep up reading them,” he said.

“It helped knowing that others cared enough to stop whatever they were doing in their own lives to either send me a picture or just their condolences.”

As far as we’re concerned, this is the internet at it’s best.

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