Video: Father Sings To His Dying Newborn Son After His Wife Passes Away Giving Birth

first_imgA heart-wrenching video has gone viral this week, in which a grieving father sings “Blackbird” to his dying newborn son following the sudden and tragic death of his wife, Ashley, during childbirth. The video has amassed almost a million views and conjured up worldwide support in Chris Picco and son Lennon’s time of need.Chris said that during Ashley’s pregnancy, she would often feel baby Lennon move to music, so Chris asked if he could bring his guitar into the NICU and play for Lennon as he fought for his life.Tragically, Chris announced yesterday that baby Lennon did not make it. He “went to sleep in his daddy’s arms” just one day after this video was filmed. His statement reads:“Dear friends, family, and supporters; it is with an unbelievably heavy heart that I write this.My little fighter, Lennon James Picco went to sleep in his daddy’s arms late last night.He was surrounded by family, friends, and the best doctors, nurses and hospital staff in the world.He was dressed in an outfit that Ashley bought for him, with little guitars on it, and wrapped in a blanket made by a dear friend.I am so thankful for the four unforgettable days I got to spend with him.His mommy would have been so beyond joy to see him and to hold him, touch him, bathe him, sing to him – as I have had the privilege of doing.I have been so blessed and honored to love him before he was formed, to cherish him while mommy carried him, meet him face to precious face, and hold his perfect little body while we said “goodbye for now”.There are no words, but I wanted to keep you updated, as your love and support has meant more than anything in the world.All you need is love.”Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris in this terrible time, and we hope the power of music will help get him through it.last_img read more