Complete Strangers Use Photoshop To Help A Grieving Dad!

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It actually started off as a small favor asked by one dad about his recently passed daughter. He put up a photo of his daughter on Reddit and asked a simple question but he never imagined the response he would get.

With the original photo above he asked this: "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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He explained that Sophia had unfortunately passed away at only 6 weeks after suffering from a hepatic hemangioma in her liver. Right away, people took the photo and gave way beyond what this man expected.

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As you can see, what happened after this was a completely unexpected. Complete strangers from around the world used what they knew best, like paint or Photoshop, to his this man.

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He loved all the photos but really gained so much more from the entire experience. "I was emotionally taken back by all the support and personal messages from families who shared a similar experience of grief." 

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He got more than what he asked for and of course, seeing his daughter without the equipment meant a lot to him. "Although we cherish her real photos because that's how she was," he said.

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This is just another example of the amazing people around the world who are willing and wanting to help another. We have seen a few other good Samaritans this year, like the man who turned a crib into a memorial bench for a grieving mom and even the "Angel Gown" (story about those on BabyGaga Blogs).

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Later on, Steffel posted about his gratitude and said: 

"This is really amazing. Everyone you have made my day. All I wanted was a nice picture. What I received was a lot of love and support from a bunch of strangers. A long with a lot of great photos, drawings and paintings. Thanks everyone!"

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He and his wife plan on hanging up a few of their favorites around their home.

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