In One Of The Saddest Stories I’ve Ever Heard, Father Sings Dying Infant Son ‘Blackbird’ By The Beatles (Beautiful and Heartbreaking)
YouTube – 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.
It’s hards to sit here and say that music isn’t the most powerful tool ever given to humanity. Because it is. Music heals. Here I am sitting here holding back tears listening to this father sing a last song to his dying son, two days after his wife died delivering him. The amount of loss is unimaginable. Go give the people you love a hug, it’s almost Thanksgiving so let’s all remember what we’re really thankful for.