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Twitter, the world of all that is good and wholesome needs your help.
In Paris, before yesterday’s Notre-Dame Cathedral fire, a Twitter user named Brooke Windsor snapped a beautiful photograph of a man swinging a little child outside the towering cathedral’s facade. It was taken just minutes before the structure’s roof was ablaze.
While Windsor couldn’t quite make out if it was a dad and his daughter, she thought it was a picture he might want to have. But, she didn’t want to spoil the moment. Now, she’s asking Twitter for help.
“I took this photo as we were leaving
#NotreDame about an hour before it caught on fire. I almost went up to the dad and asked if he wanted it. Now I wish I had,” Windsor writes in a tweet.
“Twitter if you have any magic, help him find this.”
I took this photo as we were leaving #NotreDame about an hour before it caught on fire. I almost went up to the dad and asked if he wanted it. Now I wish I had. Twitter if you have any magic, help him find this 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/pEu33ubqCK
— Brooke Windsor (@brookeawindsor) April 16, 2019
Twitter neatly obliged.
In just seven hours, the tweet received more than 600 comments, 124 000 likes and 61 000 retweets.
While many retweeted for awareness, with others even offering to retweet French translations, some wanted to share their snaps from the same perspective.
Same photo from me last summer pic.twitter.com/J8l650cfAj
— Joey Bag O’Donuts (@CorpBeach) April 16, 2019
My last photos of our beautiful Notre Dame 🤧 mon cœur est brisé pic.twitter.com/r0xAEDBRXg
— X claire X 🔜 EDCLV 19 (@ladybaguettee) April 16, 2019
Others just wanted to take part in a feel good story.
I want to see this as a feel good news story within the next 24 hrs that this picture makes it to that family 🤞 pic.twitter.com/b78oxkYJdL
— keo (@okaitlin) April 16, 2019
You’re going to find this daddy and his little girl. I just know it. Beautiful photo.
— Myandra is Mesmeric 🧜 Witch of Electric Ladyland (@naughtywriter2) April 16, 2019
Windsor hasn’t yet found the happy pair, but she is “hopeful”.
“Twitter sure knows how to step up,” Windsor adds in a subsequent tweet.
Something tells me that Twitter might be on to something good, even if it’s just this once.
Feature image: screenshot, @BrookeWindsor via Twitter