This ‘ghost dad’ family photo is a viral tearjerker

Photographer reunites a family.


Melanie Price

Internet Culture

Published Apr 3, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 3:58 am CDT

A talented photographer reunited a father with his family in a photo that has gone viral on the Internet this week. Weeks before 6-month-old Taos was born, his father Lane passed away leaving the family unable to ever take a family picture. 

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Mother, Sierra Sharry, asked the photographer if she could make their family portrait complete by adding her late husband, according to the Daily Mail

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Photographer Kayli Rene shared the photo on her Facebook page and has expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of love from the thousands of people who complimented the image.

Photo via Energetic Spirit/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Apr 3, 2015, 6:41 pm CDT