This is the story of the the sweetest family photo that never was.

Source: Facebook/Sierra Sharry

Last summer, Sierra Sharry and Lane Smith from Oklahoma became the proud parents of a little baby named Taos. But the tragedy was that Lane Smith had already passed away in a boating accident when Sierra was eight months pregnant.

Sierra posted on her Facebook - "July 13th, 2014, was the absolute worst day of my life. I lost my best friend. The father of my unborn child."

Source: Facebook/Sierra Sharry

But then photographer Kayli Rene' found an old photo of Lane and she decided to Photoshop it into an existing photo of Sierra and a 6-month-old Taos, which was part of a series of photos she clicked for them. The result was this beautiful photo of Sierra and Taos with a "ghostly" Lane looking over them.

For those who may not know, I'm gonna share my story.Lane and I had found out we were having a baby at the beginning...

Posted by Sierra Sharry on Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Her Facebook post went viral and the photographer is now swamped with similar requests from families who have lost someone or the other.

h/t BuzzFeed