Grieving families are using heartwarming hack to see dead loved ones again
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Grief is universal and is something that we all have to cope with.
Users around the world have the option of changing the date to see old versions of the streets where their loved ones lived.
Bereaved family members have been able to capture their late parents doing every-day activities and children have 'burst into tears' at the sight, according to the Daily Mail.
Susie Yeo, from Manchester, found a photo of her late father on an old version of Street View when she searched for her parents' house.
She, and may others, discovered the feature after it was shared on a thread on X (Twitter).
Ms Yeo - whose Singapore-born father Tony moved to Northern England in the 50s - said: "I never thought about doing this and didn't know it shows older images. I googled my parents' house and my late dad is standing on his drive.
"I've got hundreds of photos of dad, this was just a lovely discovery.
"I'd googled my parents house before, but never noticed the 'see more dates' feature.
"Most of us have lots of photos of family, but it was a particularly joyous discovery and unexpected."
A post by @Tadhg, from Scotland, also read: "A lifelong advocate for taking the bus, I find it strangely touching that my granddad is captured on Google Maps forever waiting on his daily trip to the library."
Commenting on the thread, one person called it 'a lovely thing to be able to see'.
Someone else said: "I knew another gardening man immortalised by Google Street View. Sometimes I check up on him and it warms my heart."
Poet Sherri Turner explained how it works: "I look at my mum’s old house on Google Maps Street View, the house where I grew up. It says 'Image captured May 2000'.
"There is a light on in her bedroom. It is still her house, she is still alive, I am still visiting every few months on the train to Bodmin Parkway.
"I take a Screen Print of the house, with the light on, because it won’t last forever, and one day the Google van will go back down that street and replace her house with someone else’s and though there may be a light on in the window it won’t be her."
This comes after funeral director John Adams attempted to make bereavement classes compulsory in UK schools.