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Grieving father puts out tear-jerking photo request, internet delivers

Crushing and heartwarming, all at once.

REDDITOR STEFFEL07 POSTED a heartbreaking photoshop request over the weekend. The request was posted to a subreddit that allows users to ask some Photoshop pros to fix up their damaged or unclear photos.

Steffel’s request was a bit more poignant than a red eye. He asked the community if they could alter a photo of his daughter Sophia who only lived six weeks. 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?”

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The little girl passed away last week due to complications involving the pressure on her abdomen due to a hepatic hemangioma in her liver. She was apparently on a waiting list for a new liver after she moved to she was moved to a liver-specialist in Cincinnati children’s hospital.

In response, Reddit did their utmost

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Some even took an artistic license with little Sophie

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Her parents were overwhelmed with the attempts, well-wishes, and sympathies of thousands of complete strangers. Speaking to Buzzfeed, Steffel07 (real name Nathen Steffel) said

I just wanted to reach out to get at least one quality picture. I was amazed how many people responded. We have so many nice pictures now.

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