Coping with the loss of a loved one is probably one of the hardest things humans can ever do. In fact, one study suggests that out of 200 consultations with GPs, a third of which were of psychological origin, 55 were identified as resulting from loss. It hits hard, changes lives, and takes years, if not forever, to heal.

But some people have found a unique shelter for their grief online. A new series of videos have been circulating around on TikTok showing people recreating pictures from the past. In emotional snaps, many are struggling to contain their tears as old images with their loved ones who are no longer among us come back to life. The captions that read “I miss you every day” remind us just how powerful and time-defying love can be.

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@liambradleyfry

Some days it’s just gets you ##babylossawareness ##dad ##baby ##sad

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ThreeOfAKind
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2 weeks ago

:'(

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Bored Panda reached out to Kylei Wang, the woman behind this emotional TikTok video, who shared her story with us.

This particular TikTok came to her through inspiration from other creators who also used this same sound to recreate pictures with their lost loved ones. “I had recently lost my grandpa about 2 months prior to making my video, so I wanted to do something to honor him and share with the rest of the world,” said Kylei.

A college student in her junior year, Kylei told us that making the TikTok was a bittersweet experience. “The feelings from losing him are definitely still raw so recreating a picture from the last time I ever got to see him was emotional for me,” she confessed.

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@rachels_rottie

Miss you every day bud💔❤️##missyou ##dogsoftiktok ##bestfriend

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Flare
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1 week ago

Welp, I'm gonna cry.

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Kylei said that losing her grandpa during the coronavirus pandemic was particularly hard because “I was not able to travel to see him for the last time. A lot of me felt separated from my emotions and especially in the beginning, it didn't quite feel real.”

The hardest part for Kylei was to accept his passing, but talking to her family and friends helped to cope with the grief. But she managed to remain strong and hopeful. “Knowing that he's in a better place also eases my conscious. I also believe that someday I'll be able to see him again,” she concluded in emotional words.

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@trapavelitre

##repost 💔💔 ##missyousomuch ##sadness ##fyp ##greenscreen ##foryou

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satan hears a scream
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1 week ago

you can literally see the pain in his eyes this is heartbreaking

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#4
@thorrrv

I miss you everyday ##dog ##dogsoftiktok ##fyp ##storytime ##meetmypet ##littlethings

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boredkoala
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2 weeks ago

This thread is devastating why am I reading it while trying to work D: D: D:

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#5
@bezznees

Blessed to have been adopted by this woman. Might have to do a story time! ##fyp ##thistrendsucks

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Phoebe
Community Member
1 week ago

😢

#6
@kayliewhitsonn

addiction is a really sucky thing.. ##greenscreen ##fyp ##imissyou ##flyhigh

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Nadine
Community Member
2 weeks ago

So sad

#7
@kyleiwang

pap ❤️ 9/7/43 - 4/10/20 I miss you everyday.

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Severynne
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2 weeks ago

So sorry for your loss. *Hugs*

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#8
@amandamedina689

Thank you for the best 5 years of my life Natalie❤️ I miss you baby sister 🥺

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Nadine
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Beyond heartbreaking. I can't imagine the pain.

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#9
@victoriahana

I miss this chonky cheese baby lol ##fyp ##foryou ##meetmypet ##dog

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Annabeth Chase
Community Member
2 weeks ago

It’s just on the floorrrrrrrr! *sobs*

#10
@alexwaarren

f**k cancer

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Animal lover❤
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I agree with the person, f--- cancer

#11
@jmirame

if only people drove with more caution, Max would still be by my side.

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Maz Potts
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2 weeks ago

Oh look someone making an unnecessary statement for affect and an argument. Move on Cole, we get it, your needy and want attention

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#12
@chicleclown

My favorite person. I miss her so much 😢🙏🏻 ##thisishard ##iwannafeelagain ##fuckcancer ##fyp ##chicleclown

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Nadine
Community Member
2 weeks ago

So hard, loosing a child

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#13
@jamillyrockonyourblock

love u everyday dad. ##fyp ##foryou ##viral

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#14
@berry_uniquee

##greenscreen my dad was my protector now he’s my guardian angel I miss him every day😔

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Cole Fisher
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2 weeks ago

Rip

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#15
@joey_saine

Drugs Take So Many Away😔 ##neverfitin ##foryou ##greenvspurple ##foruyou ##acnh ##fyp

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Nadine
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Must have been so hard

#16
@xleavemealone

except I'm on top this time. i miss my twin sister. 😭💔 ##greenscreen ##foryou ##fyp ##trend ##trending ##rip ##restinpeace

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Rowan Jeffus
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1 day ago

Nope. Fucking crying. Send help

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#17
@stephiontiveros

Fue demasiado difícil hacer esto siempre en mi mente hijo 😓

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Nadine
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2 weeks ago

How does one survive the loss of a child

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#18
@summerlouhou

I miss you...F*CK CANCER ##cancersucks ##fyp

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Hunter
Community Member
2 weeks ago

i feel you my mother died of cancer

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#19
@kathryngranger15

miss you everyday🦋 ##flyhighangel

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Annabeth Chase
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I has theory about this one- Friend/ sister/ gf died in accident and she got paralyzed/ injured bc of that accident

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#20
@hannahryleee

i know you were proud of me and i know you’re watching me from above. 💓🙏🏼

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Gillian Black
Community Member
1 week ago

oh these are so hard to watch but thank you

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