"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.
My son singing "Remember Me" from the movie "Coco" to his baby sister, Ava, who we lost this past May.— Samir (@SAMR) 31 December 2017
He's only 4 years old and he understands. He didn't even know he was being recorded. He just wanted to sing to her for her 1st birthday!
Happy Birthday mamas, we miss you! pic.twitter.com/EoVLjju0bJ
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.
My wife and were literally brought to tears seeing how much love Alex and Ava and our family has received. We were FLOORED last night!! I couldn't me more thankful. Thank you to everyone from our little family! What a 1st birthday baby girl!— Samir (@SAMR) 2 January 2018
All Glory to God #StayHumble
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.