John Berlin uploaded a video on YouTube on Wednesday pleading that Facebook creates a video for his son that passed away on January 28, 2012. Berlin was referring to the popular “A Look Back” video feature that Facebook launched on their 10 year anniversary last week. Berlin could not see his son’s A Look Back video because he did not know the account password.
“My son passed away January 28th, 2012, and we can’t access his Facebook account … all we want to do is see his movie, that’s it,” said Berlin in the video
The video plea went viral and hit over 100,000 views. Facebook’s executives noticed the video and made it happen. Facebook created the video, but did not make it public. Berlin made the video public though. He uploaded the video to YouTube on Friday. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called Berlin personally.
“He thanked me for bringing that to their attention,” said Berlin in an interview with RightThisMinute. “He also told me they were going to work on the policy and try and come up with something for people who have lost a loved one.”
Above is the video of John’s Berlin’s son Jesse.