My brother passed away the day after his son was born. This is me meeting his son for the first time.

My brother passed away the day after his son was born. This is me meeting his son for the first time.

How sad to hear you lost your brother. Take good care of the little one for he will need it. All the best of luck

For all you people saying he's lying and just doing it for the karma.

https://i.redd.it/yhtyj88uc5a01.jpg

Same dude in the picture from his post history. Also he posted this two months ago:

"My brother was a film maker but he passed away a little over a year ago at age 27. The one thing we had in common was both loving film. I decided to go back to school and become a film student. ( helps me feel like I’m not letting his memory die) this is the first thing I ever filmed. I just moved to Florida and have zero friend here so doing it 100% by myself was a little difficult especially not having any opinions to help me. Had no idea if what I was making was garbage. There are two versions on my youtube. One with voice over and one with out. If anyone could tell me which one they prefer and or give me any advice it would be very much appreciated. Thank you for your time! I have to present this in class on Monday and super anxious"

Maybe cut him some slack and try and show compassion? I know it's the internet and we're all cynical but he's not asking for anything just showing us a baby that'll never know his father smiling about meeting his uncle.

For all you people saying he's lying and just doing it for the karma.

Same dude in the picture from his post history. Also he posted this two months ago:

"My brother was a film maker but he passed away a little over a year ago at age 27. The one thing we had in common was both loving film. I decided to go back to school and become a film student. ( helps me feel like I’m not letting his memory die) this is the first thing I ever filmed. I just moved to Florida and have zero friend here so doing it 100% by myself was a little difficult especially not having any opinions to help me. Had no idea if what I was making was garbage. There are two versions on my youtube. One with voice over and one with out. If anyone could tell me which one they prefer and or give me any advice it would be very much appreciated. Thank you for your time! I have to present this in class on Monday and super anxious"

Maybe cut him some slack and try and show compassion? I know it's the internet and we're all cynical but he's not asking for anything just showing us a baby that'll never know his father smiling about meeting his uncle.

Big shoes to fill but a huge opportunity to carry on his brother's legacy. Best of luck with everything, OP.

How did he pass if you don’t mind answering. I lost both my brothers one in 2012 from Lymphoma and the other in 2014 from a car accident. It’s been the hardest thing to go through.

I don't normally do this bc I don't usually care enough to verify such things, but you've thrown a crass accusation against OP and it hadn't crossed my mind until you said so, so fuck it: I went through some of OP's comments.

And, mostly irrelevant stuff but there are at least two posts a few months old that mention his brother passing a year ago, with some details about him.

So, unless it was all an elaborate ruse leading to this moment where he could gain a few useless internet points, you're wrong.

I think it's really just one or two people being assholes in this thread, but thanks for your post with evidence anyway.

I posted about my boyfriend getting cancer back in October on a cancer sub asking for advice and how to cope. Half the people on there told me I was lying and doing it for the karma, sent me personal messages attacking me and saying I was the scum of the Earth and should die. When some asked for “actual documentation” and I uploaded it, everyone said it was just photoshopped. I had to delete Reddit for a while after that and remove the posts because of how BAD it got.

WHO THE FUCK FAKES HAVING CANCER!?

I turned to that sub. for help on the hardest week of my life and ended up being bullied because of it. I have NEVER cried more in a week. I’m very shy in real life and what really got to me was that people were saying that I posted it “for attention” Ironically, I still haven’t told anyone in real life besides my family and close friends in response to this because I’m fearful someone will try to tell me all these hospital visits and such are for “pity” or I’m “making shit up”. I just stick to posting dog pictures now since it’s some of the only pictures I can smile about some days. And NO one is going to say they hate pictures of happy dogs.

Reddit can be beautiful, helpful and fun. However, it can also be so dark you don’t even want to believe these people are the same species as you and could say such things! Take it easy on this guy and just enjoy the damn photo. Support a man who’s dealing with a LOT and making things work. My condolences to his brother passing. Sometimes life is just too short and you only realize it when someone you love is taken away from you or gets something serious like cancer where you constantly have to think about death. It’s lingering, terrifying and simply not fair. Not saying I understand how this guy is feeling but I am human and can sympathize with him as we should all be able to. Love each and every day that you can before it’s too late people! More importantly, don’t hate on people who already have a lot of shit going on.

Sorry to hear. Your nephew looks to be at least six months old, why the delay in meeting him?

I’m sorry to hear that, was robbed of my brother in 2014 by opioids 😢 I wish he had a little one I could’ve helped look after. I miss him so much

I would guess distance. Not everyone can afford to or has the time off from work to travel.

He is a handsome little fella.

My favorite thing about this is how he’s looking at you like he’s known you forever. I’m sorry you lost your brother, but a little part of him lives on in your nephew, and in you. That’s the thing about losing our loved ones—they never really leave us.

The baby’s cute too.

WHO THE FUCK FAKES HAVING CANCER!?

Unfortunately there are crazy people out there who do just that. I had a roommate who was one. But in no way does that excuse the way they treated you. They should be ashamed for jumping to that conclusion.

Thank you for your civic duty, internet policeman.

That's awful, im so sorry.

OP's post history suggests this isn't fake. I can believe him wanting to wait to meet his recently deceased brothers son. I imagine it would jog a lot of memories and emotions, and that's not something you want to deal with immediately.

How about we put down the pitch forks and just take it at face value? Worst case scenario y'all are collectively bashing someone who just lost their brother. Is it really worth risking that over some internet points?

Plus some people grieve in different ways. Maybe it was hard for him to meet him, who knows.

My father died when I was an infant. I have never gotten the chance to speak out on the needs of a child in a similar situation and want to say something to you. If you live near this child please be a part of his life. A consistent male role model has the power to inspire and guide a child in ways that nobody else can. My mother is an inspiration to me and luckily my stepdad came into the picture when I was growing into a teenager. Having said that I still to this day wonder how I might have developed with a consistent “father figure” in my adolescent years. The sense of security and belonging I’m only now coming to discover in my twenties may have been more easily achieved. I am also in recover from drug/alcohol abuse which is what took my biological father from us. I can’t help but feel like I needed to step up and say something since I have so much in common with this child.

This sub has more sad backstories than singing contest shows do. That's quite the feat to pull off.

Do you even check post history bro? Like 2 clicks and you can see that this guy has posted about his brother dying on a couple occasions, and it’s just not economical for a Karma whore to invest that much time/attention for a couple thousand Karma.

You on the other hand have an amazingly revealing post/comment history. You should probably just shut down your computer until you’re a less angry person.

so i am on the same ship as him and i actually work with him so to clear up a bunch of comments i seen: he is a regular et (radar tech), we just got home from deployment on a cruiser, he was one of the first guys off the ship to meet his baby, he is not po2 justin wolpert im assuming that is the mc that took the picture, as far as his ribbons he is probably missing like half of them and the baby was born about a month after we left so id say most likely its his

This is a spam link to a click farm site.

Downvote me if you want but I have a pretty good track record of pointing these out.

https://www.reddit.com/sub/interestingasfuck/comments/7wyg6b/dice_master/du4d8jv/?context=3

https://www.reddit.com/sub/MadeMeSmile/comments/7uw837/during_the_changing_of_the_queens_guard_on...

https://www.reddit.com/sub/comics/comments/7sq3tj/rpg_economy_oc/dt7pnjz/?context=3

https://www.reddit.com/sub/Jokes/comments/7rh7qn/my_boss_youre_fired/dsx10t9/?context=3

https://www.reddit.com/sub/gifs/comments/7q1qft/what_just_happened/dsm4obd/?context=3

For a dude that's into film and found a picture from first meeting his brothers kid, that's straight onions right there.

I'm gonna call my brother

Better to say nothing and let some karma-grab slide by, than risk twisting the knife thats already stuck in an innocent OP.

Edit: and anonymity on the internet rears it's ugly head. I shouldn't have fed the troll... I apologize.

I was wondering the same thing...

I fucking hate Reddit.

Really bro....not exactly the right context of this post.

Dudes a stud but that's borderline disrespectful

Well then you desperately need a more productive hobby. Maybe some friends.

Ridiculously photogenic dad meets his ridiculously photogenic baby for the first time

I'm so sorry. I wish you and your family the best

Look through their post history, nothing but a troll.

Edit: talking about the above commenter, not OP.

The baby's like: Yeah, that's me. You're probably wondering how I got into this scenario..

But why would you? The kid's not going to remember it and it's just a hassle for everyone involved.

Hey is everything okay at home?

I am so sorry. I truly am.

Imagine if someone you loved died, and someone (even some idiot stranger) said “I don’t believe you, you’re making it up.”

Can you not fathom that what you say on the internet might actually make someone’s life a little bit worse? If he’s lying, who cares? If he’s not lying, was it worth it, and is that really how you want to treat people?

It’s not generally suggested that you take a newborn out in public much before 6 weeks. A funeral would be a terrible idea- because there would be a ton of people trying to touch and hold the baby. And depending on the circumstances of the birth- both baby and Mom might still have been in the hospital.

M’haters.

I don’t think you can bring a week-old baby to a funeral...

Which is fucking ironic

I took that literally for a second. Like, indeed... he is lifting it without much effort. I’m an idiot.

picture of a guy holding a baby

Alternative title: “Guy holding a baby.”

Adorable, must be emotional for you

But hey, let's keep fighting the greens. Opioids are a bitch. After a bad car accident I got hooked. I'm not one to get hooked on anything. My doctor was giving me prescriptions for the stuff like an evil dentist giving kids Taffy after a checkup. The green stuff got me off the opioid train. I got off my walker to a cane, now I'm almost fully functional but mostly due to the pain I still have. Basically just saying I know what your brother was going through. Nothing is going to change till we get away from big pharma.

This. You don't bring babies to funerals.

Goodness that child is adorable.

Not the person that said(or thought that), but your comment does make me wonder why people post something like this in a forum like /sub/pics. It's just a picture of a man holding a baby. It's not an interesting photo comparativly. Maybe it's therapeutic to share it publicly. Maybe it's a show of support for the mother. But a picture of a baby with a sad caption in the largest sub is very attention seeking. It's just strange.

You're acting like a complete douche bag you edgelord

Be gone thot

Yeah Seriously what's the risk in just believing people. Support someone who may or may not have cancer/a loved one with cancer or call someone out as fake and potentially hurt someone having the worst time of their life.

detrimental to the Reddit community.

I've been permanently banned sitewide 3 times. I'm not going anywhere

ROFL holy fuck you are lame

He didn't meet his nephew at the funeral?

Yep, and that's just the ones in the last month, I didn't feel like going further back in my history and finding more because it would take forever.

I don't know how much of the downvotes on this comment are from the bots that accompany the main bot because that seems to be a thing, but I don't really care. I'm just tired of this fucking spam.

Same thing happened to me, I got reddit mobbed while going through a hard time, I had to step away from reddit for about three months. It made me so angry that people can be so belittling about my feelings. Instead of ignoring they attack. I hope your in a better spot, know your not alone. And reddit can be so shitty. It's a good place to find comfort, but maybe not a reliable place.

I have a baby and I never would have brought her to a funeral when she was that young. It’s not particularly safe on their underdeveloped immune system to be around so many people at that age.

The family very well could have delayed the funeral or memorial service, especially if it was an unusual or very surprising/traumatic death. Or even something as simple as the death being in the middle of winter and the ground literally being too frozen. All of the above has happened in my family before unfortunately.

I’d be happy to fill the role of cool aunt.

/sub/pics specifically has Rule 4: Title Guideline to avoid this kind of post with sob stories. I don't really care whether OP's lying or not about the title, but without the title, it really is a plain photograph without anything interesting, thus it doesn't belong here.

What’s wrong with you?

Hey bud, sorry for your loss. If its any condolence, I lost my father very young and my uncle has been an incredibly impact on my life. Be there for this little guy, tell him stories of his father, and help with out with man stuff and he'll appreciate it more than he says. Fuck I should tell my uncle this.

Baby is surprisingly happy despite just finding out her dad is an ET.

I’ll go back to my bilge now.

Sorry to hear that. Make sure to spoil that young man and show him his dad was a good man.

I can’t even start to comprehend how insane that is! I’m sorry on behalf of all humanity for anyone who FAKES having cancer. It’s such a fucking terrible disease that I honestly don’t think I could ever wish upon anyone. Hopefully your former roommate has grown past that. I’m at a loss for words for how disgusting that sort of behavior is though.

But here you are ...

There was a story a few years of ago of a psycho mom who was feeding her daughter cancer medicine, causing health issues and hair loss so that she could fake her daughter's cancer and reap pity points and donations. Very tragic.

You do realize you could've just fucking do a cross reference without making an ass out of yourself right?

Hmmmmmm...man I hope u ain't my doctor lol

Ditto to you, bruh.

So sorry for your loss. I lost my only brother at the beginning of 2016. Can't imagine the thought of losing two

Well then thank god it's the community as a whole that gets to upvote and downvote content that they like or enjoy, rather than you getting to pick it for us because, that would certainly make for a shithole of a website.

Not everyone is as cynical or toxic as yourself and maybe one day you'll realize that.

Who hurt you?

Ah, the old Reddit switch-a-r... oh, that tradition is done after the kangaroo joke, right?

On Reddit you could have 1000 positive comments wishing you well and 1 calling you Hitler and you know for a fact the top comment is going to be something like "wow Reddit you suck".