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Video of teen receiving birthday gift from deceased father goes viral

(Source: Photo provided to CBS courtesy of Chandler Mae Crow) (Source: Photo provided to CBS courtesy of Chandler Mae Crow)
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An eastern Michigan teenager whose father recently passed away has received a surprise birthday gift from him posthumously, CBS Detroit reports

Heartbreaking video footage shows 16-year-old Johnny Crow tearfully accepting a Dean Razorback guitar from the Port Huron Music Center as a birthday gift from his father, John.

Crow died at the age of 49 after a heart attack in April.

The music center's owner, Pete Kruse, says Crow ordered the guitar in January for his son. About a month ago, Kruse contacted Johnny's 20-year-old sister, Chandler Mae, about the gift.

"When she showed me I just dropped to my knees, I just couldn't believe it," she wrote on Facebook. "But I had to keep it a secret until his birthday."

She captured footage of the birthday surprise, and shared it on social media. The video has been viewed more than 6 million times on Facebook.

Johnny says the supportive messages and shared stories of grief have helped him cope with the loss of his father. 

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