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Widower Recreates Wedding Photos With His Young Daughter, Rips Your Guts Right Out

By Joanna Robinson | Miscellaneous | December 17, 2013 | Comments ()


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Not to get all Upworthy saccharine on you, but jeepers. This young father lost his wife to cancer and, two years later, decided to move out of the family home with his daughter. When they cleared out all the furniture and the house was as empty as it was when he and his wife first bought it right before they were married, he recreated some of his wedding day shots with his little girl. I’m sorry, who the hell blew all this dust in here? You can read his whole story here and see more of the photos below. As for you, cancer? Well, as ever, you can munch all the f*cks.

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(via Reddit)

*Steven Lloyd Wilson said he would disown me if I didn’t make an Oedipus joke. Shows what you know, Professor, this is Electra territ-ER, I MEAN, THERE’S NO ROOM FOR INCEST JOKES HERE.



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  • e jerry powell

    It's very crass of me, and so, so wrong, but that dude is unbelievably cute, especially with his daughter. If I had ovaries, they'd be completely exploded by now.

    (Shh. Don't tell anybody, but sometimes I even feel that way about Dustin Rowles.)

  • First, I really liked his comment about it at the source page: "Many people have asked me how I felt while doing that photo session. What I want them to know is that this isn't a story about grief and loss and hurt. Yes, I've gone through those emotions and still do but that's not what I want people to see in these photos. This is a story about love."

    Second, he looks way better with the beard.

    Third, this is oddly sweet and even my dark heart can't quite snark at the incest thing.

  • Semilitterate

    Saw these pics early this AM on "Mail ONline", (go ahead snark away), called my wife into the 'puter room and she teared right up. We both thought they were beautiful,. If any of you Pajibans want to get all snarky with incestuous pedophilia jokes, too bad you have to live in that head.

  • gutpunchprod

    That's...odd. Why replicate the past by putting your child in the place where your lover stood before?.....*scrolls up and looks at pics again, then scrolls down* yeah, definitely odd.

  • Jonathan Dohge

    Okay, I must now enfetal myself and cry into an old onesie until my face falls off.

  • NateMan

    I can muster no snark for this. I can't imagine losing my wife and raising my daughter on my own. As long as he loves her and takes care of her he can do no wrong in my book.

    Edit: I'll say this for it: I was in an utterly crappy mood this morning. Pissed at my wife, at the snow, at the world. I wanted to hurt someone, and do so badly. And looking at the photos in the slideshow made me realize just how petty and stupid all that was. So I'd like to thank the dad for sharing his life and loss with us. My heart goes out to him and his daughter.

  • Slim

    You are not kidding about f*cking cancer and the f*cks it can munch. A childhood friend died last week leaving four daughters, 15 and younger. He is the fourth friend cancer has stolen this year.

  • NateMan

    Christ, I'm so sorry. That's tragic. This year my mother's had breast cancer - fortunately, about as minor as you can get apart from the hormonal treatments making her absolutely insane - and a good friend's wife has had an absolutely horribly bout of it ending in a double mastectomy and about 7 surgeries so far. I'm so sorry about your friends and for their families.

  • Slim

    Thank you.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    If that didn't shatter you, try this one:

    http://www.upworthy.com/a-husb...

  • Bodhi

    Goddammit, now I have to hide my tears as I get my kid ready for pre-school.

  • Jim

    This is very, very touching. Photo #6 on the other site will break what's left of your hearts. Now I have to stop typing because I can't really see the keyboard or the screen any longer. Somebody get me a tissue gawddammit.

  • Barry

    Photo #11. Good grief :-(

  • Robert Sanchez III

    UP level emotional terrorism right there.

  • kinoumenthe

    It's… both adorable AND creepy…

  • Right. It's 9:16 am here in London, and I am going for a fucking whiskey. I can't handle this shit.

  • Maddy

    I was all ready to decide this was kind of creepy, but then it was adorable.

  • *un-shun* I don't see what Daredevil's girlfriend has to do with any of this. *re-shun*

  • Berry

    Is it really an incest joke, if Electra never got her freak on with ole Agamemnon? Or did she? Greek mythology is not my strongest suit.

    The pictures are beautiful.

  • emmalita

    Electra plotted to kill her mother to avenge her father's death. So even though there was no getting it on, a daughter's inappropriate sexual attachment to the father is called the Electra Complex.

    Thanks for letting me flash my Greek mythology nerd

  • Berry

    Thanks for flashing me. Erm. If you like Greek mythology, you should read The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony by Roberto Calasso.

  • emmalita

    Woot! A book recommendation before I've had any coffee. It's going to be a good day.

  • Berry

    Your enthusiasm for books is always such a joy. Be warned though: Calasso is kind of a demanding read. He likes to go on a bit. However, it's worth it -- if you finish this book, you will be awarded 1,9876986 Snooty Intellectual points on a scale of 1 to Ulysses. So that's cool.

  • emmalita

    I have many books on the list ahead of this one. Right now I'm reading Connie Willis' To Say Nothing of the Dog, but I have so little time to read. It will be awhile before I can add to my Snooty Intellectual points, but I'll get to it eventually. My Snooty Intellectual points have been on the decline in recent years.

  • bastich

    Is it true that Snooty Intellectual Points work like skeeball tickets, and can be traded in for fabulous prizes?

    I've read a lots of books written by "Jersey Shore" actors this year, so I should have earned tons of points by now.

  • Berry

    Nothing to see here.

  • emmalita

    If you accumulate enough SI points, you can no longer remember their names correctly. So the literary works of Snookums and Jsomething will get you ironic SI points, however, books by The Stomach are negative SI points, but positive DoucheMan points.

  • Berry

    That is, in fact, true. 5 points gets you a beret and a fancy scarf. With seven you can gain an ability to use the word deconstruction correctly, and so on.

  • Berry

    Right now I'm reading Connie Wells' To Say Nothing of the Dog,

    I really, really, really want to read that eventually, because her Doomsday Book was pretty good (at least I think it was hers, and called that, there was time travelling and Black Death?), and Three Men in a Boat is fantastic. But it hasn't been translated, and is therefore not available in the libraries here, and I'm really, really, really not allowed to buy books at the moment. That didn't stop me from pre-ordering the Veronica Mars novel that's coming out after the movie, but let's just pretend a book fairy did that for me, and I didn't actually have to pay for it.

  • emmalita

    I misspelled the author's name - Willis, not Wells. But yes, that's her.

  • JoannaRobinson

    That Connie Willis book is basically my favorite book of all time, people. FAVORITE. OF. ALL. TIME. I've read it ten times at least I own several copies so I can lend it out to people. Favorite. Favorite. Favorite.

  • Berry

    I'm experiencing some mild to moderate book jealousy right now.

  • Patrick Garcia

    Beautiful, I also think this would be a wonderful and inspiring subject for a short film **PUSHES SHIA LABEOUF AWAY FROM COMPUTER**

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