Tear-jerking video shows dad singing to dying newborn son

After losing his wife, Chris Picco sang to his 24-week-old son while the baby fought for his life.

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  • Musician Chris Picco played for hours every day to his sick newborn son and his performance of The Beatles' "Blackbird" is going viral.

  • On November 8, Picco's wife, Ashley, delivered Lennon via emergency C-Section at just 24 weeks into her pregnancy. Later that day, she passed away in her in sleep. According to USA Today, Ashley was only 30 years old.

  • According to the video description, doctors at Loma Linda University Hospital were concerned for Lennon because he had a lack of movement and brain activity.

  • Picco remembered how Ashley would tell him that Lennon would move around when they listened to music.

  • "So I thought, I'm going to get my guitar; Ashley would want me to sing to my son and play to my son," he told ABC 7 in Los Angeles, California.

  • Picco said he chose the song "Blackbird" in hopes that it would trigger something in Lennon.

  • "It's a song I really love and I was looking to play songs that had kind of that melodic movement that might trigger something in him," Picco told ABC 7.

  • Unfortunately, Lennon passed away, at four days old, in Picco's arms.

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Courtnie is an editor for FamilyShare.com and has a degree in journalism. She has a slight obsession with running, newspapers and large fuzzy blankets. She currently lives in Idaho with her husband and two sons.

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