People Are Using a TikTok Filter to Take Touching "Photos" With Their Late Loved Ones
The latest TikTok trend focuses on an incredibly touching premise: allowing users to take "photos" with their loved ones who have passed away. People have been using the social media platform's "Green Screen Scan" filter, which essentially lets a person take a photo of themselves using an older picture as the backdrop, thereby superimposing the images.
While this special filter was used for creating other forms of content at first, 19-year-old Alexis Puckett knew that she wanted to apply it to an old photo of her father, who died of esophageal cancer in 2018. Since sharing her sentimental creation on the platform, it's racked up 7.5 million views as of press time. "It made me really happy to be able to see myself now with my dad because he has missed out on so much after passing, as I was only 17 when he passed," she told Buzzfeed.
Understandably, many young adults who have lost their parents jumped at the chance to snap one last picture with their beloved family members. The videos, which are often paired with the "sad audios" option playing in the background, are emotional enough to make just about anyone tear up. Read ahead to get a look.