+977 A Redditor reached out to me and offered…

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2022-03-30 00:55:22

+977 – A Redditor reached out to me and offered to restore the only known photo of my uncle. They asked way too little $; I paid more because:

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  1. The story behind the picture: someone posted restored photos on r/interestingasfuck and I made a comment that received no replies or likes, but despite that photo restoration artist u/LadyArkane reached out to me via DM and offered their help.

    My comment: “My uncle died way back in 1937, 2 years before my dad was born. He was only 5 years old and my grandparents went through hell all around that time—they lost him to polio, then lost their home and most of their belongings to the Ohio River flood.

    Only one photo of him survived—one of him with my grandmother just weeks before he fell ill. *[I realized when I took the photo out this was wrong since he’s too young in the pic. I was mixing up illnesses—my grandmother contracted TB shortly after this pic and would spend the next few years in a sanitarium.]* We found while going through my dad’s things after he died, but it got put in a back jeans pocket then in the chaos of the time went through the washing machine. It made us all sick to see it so faded.

    That little pic has been stashed inside my jewelry box ever since, hoping to find a way to restore it (and for technology to advance to where it could be successfully done) over the last 13+ years.”

  2. Credit to u/LadyAkane <3 Thank you!

  3. This is legitimately heartwarming. ❤

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    Agile_Helicopter_254 March 30, 2022 at 3:20 am

    Wow! That’s great work.

  5. This is truly amazing!

  6. Wow!!!!

    Talented for sure!!!

  7. /r/MadeMeSmile

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    Alarmed_Equipment627 March 30, 2022 at 3:20 am

    Popeye forearms on that baby

  9. I love the unique bag of redditors we get here and one pops up and says “Here, Let me see what I can do, not the best job but I tried.” And they do a super professional job.

  10. They did an amazing job!

  11. This is amazing! Happy for you & good on you as well

  12. Aww this is so special. I know this would take a LONG time, great work

  13. holy cow, look at that sausage arm!

  14. Wow! That is so cool.

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    Batbuckleyourpants March 30, 2022 at 3:20 am

    Oh my god, that is just lovely.

  16. Such a gift to be able to give a family. Way to use your time and God-given talents in such a productive and compassionate way .

  17. This is awesome!!

  18. They have a great work


  20. That’s fantastic work! What a blessing!

  21. it’s nice when a kind person meets a good person….well done on both of you.

  22. Looks fake as hell

  23. The result is fantastic. A labor of love. Glad you felt the need to add more compensation.

  24. I’ve only done a handful of these for friends (photographer by trade) and this looks like a tough one. Kudos to the editor. Glad you get to enjoy the restored photo!

  25. That’s beautiful and i don’t understand why someone is chopping onions next to me suddenly

  26. Will Smith

  27. Ugh, looks like he is still dead, not a fake at all.

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