"Remember me, though I have to travel far, remember me." 

 

Those are the words that little Alexander Deais is singing to a picture of his sister, on what would've been her first birthday. 

 

The tender footage of the four-year-old playing the guitar and singing was captured by his parents Samir and Stephanie Deais, from San Antonio, Texas. 

 

 

Sharing the video on Twitter, Samir said: 

 

"He's only four years old and he understands. He didn't even know he was being recorded. He just wanted to sing to her for her first birthday!" 

 

Baby Ava Lynn passed away in May of last year after being diagnosed with hydronephrosis, a liver condition.

 

Speaking to local media, Samir said that he was humbled and blessed by the innocence of his son: 

 

“All this ugly in the world and these kinds of things make it still seem beautiful in the dark times.” 

 

He continued to say that the reaction on Twitter has been “nothing short of beautiful." 

 

In an update, Deais said that he was "floored" by the outpouring of kindness and love that was shown to his family. 

 

 

The song entitled Remember Me is from Alexander's favourite movie, Coco, a Disney-Pixar movie about the Mexican Day of the Dead. 

 

Samir also credited the movie with helping his son understand his sister's death. 

 

 

With over 1.3 million views on Twitter alone, we know we're not the only ones shedding a tear over sweet little Alex. 

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