4-year-old devastated to learn that photos can be deleted

Forever is a very long time.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Aug 13, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 6:51 pm CDT

Nothing lasts in life—not youth, and definitely not digital photos. This came as especially bad news to 4-year-old Cadence, who accidentally deleted a snapshot from her Uncle Dave.

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In an emotional YouTube plea, Cadence explained the problem of impermanence and beseeched her uncle to send another photo. (We imagine he held onto the original, just in case.) 

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Let this be a lesson for anyone with clumsy thumbs.

Photo via TwentyTwoWords/YouTube

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*First Published: Aug 13, 2014, 3:22 pm CDT