On what was supposed to be the happiest day of Jared Buhanan-Decker's life--the June day his son was born--the Utah man was dealt a devastating blow: His wife and soulmate, Sharry Buhanan-Decker, died after an emergency cesarean section during a difficult childbirth. Luckily, the baby boy, JJ, was safe.
In the months after her death, the distraught new father began going through his wife's belongings, including her computer. In it, he found files of songs she had recorded years ago, but he couldn't figure out how to open them.
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He decided to ask for help on the online forum Reddit:
"Odd request for help. My wife recently died during childbirth and I need help with some of her recordings...I just want to be able to hear her voice again. Thank you," he wrote.
He never could have predicted what happened next.
"Dozens responded very quickly and hundreds sent me messages on the post or through my inbox," said Buhanan-Decker. "One of my favorites was somebody that really cleaned up the tracks and made them really shine, removed some of the reverb," he said.
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Thanks to these kind strangers in the Reddit community, he and his son now listen to her songs every chance they get.
"They’re like lullabies to me and JJ," he said. "It’s like she’s telling me and JJ right now, to not worry and that it'll be alright and we need to have that faith and hope. JJ knows her voice because that’s the voice he heard during those nine months," he explained.
Listen to one of her sweet songs in this video.
Anybody else have the chills?
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