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(NEWSER) – Chris and Ashley Picco of Loma Linda, Calif.,met while volunteering in NYC in the wake of 9/11, married in 2007, and were looking forward to welcoming their first child in February. Instead, Ashley died unexpectedly, and little Lennon was born three and a half months premature on Saturday via emergency C-section.

Now a heartbreaking video has gone viral that shows Chris, a musician and recording artist, playing his guitar and singing the Beatles' "Blackbird" to his son in the NICU Monday. Lennon died the next day, KIRO-TV reports. "There are times in life, when you witness something so beautiful, and so heart-wrenching, words won't do, and only music will suffice. This is one of those times," wrote the friend who captured the moment.

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