Father Sings Beatles Song to His Dying Newborn Son [VIDEO]
Music is a powerful tool that oftentimes expresses our emotions far better than we can, ourselves. Nothing shows that better than this devastating video of new father, Chris Picco, playing 'Blackbird' by the Beatles to his ailing newborn son, Lennon James Picco. Lennon passed away a day after the video was taken. It's a moment equal parts touching and sad, both moving and terribly tragic.
The YouTube description is as follows: "Chris Picco singing Blackbird to his son, Lennon James Picco, who was delivered by emergency C-section at 24 weeks when Chris' wife Ashley unexpectedly and tragically passed away in her sleep. Lennon's lack of movement and brain activity was a constant concern for the doctors and nurses at Loma Linda University Hospital, where he received the absolute best care available. During the pregnancy, Ashley would often feel Lennon moving to music so Chris asked if he could bring his guitar into the NICU and play for Lennon, which he did for several hours during the last days of Lennon's precious life. One day after filming this, Lennon went to sleep in his daddy's arms."
Our thoughts are with Chris during this incredibly difficult time.