Portrait of “ghost dad” goes viral

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - A young family in Oklahoma is getting the chance to see what might have been were it not for the untimely death of father Lane Smith. Six-month-old Taos Smith is the son of Lane and mother Sierra Sharry. Tragically, Taos' father died in a jet ski accident a few weeks before he was born.

Sharry recently hired a photographer to take 6-month portraits of Taos, and she realized she didn't have any pictures with Taos' father. That's when a part-time photographer reunited this family, finding an old picture of Lane that could be perfectly pasted into the portrait.

After one day on Facebook the photo had been shared more than twenty thousand times. Sharry says she is thankful for all the support online.