VIRAL: Animated photo of late Filipino grandfather made them cry

Published March 15, 2021, 1:57 PM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

Ever wonder how it’s like to see your ancestors would look like if they started interacting with you? My Heritage mobile application has been doing the rounds online, with people bringing to life old photos of their ancestors.

To commemorate her late grandfather’s birthday, she used the same app to animate her Lolo and showed it to her grandmother, mom, and aunt. She was able to record the reactions and shared the emotional video over on TikTok.


Today is my lolo’s birthday and I used the app to make the picture move. These are the reactions of my lola, mom, and my aunt. We miss you, lolo. 😭🤍

♬ original sound – Thea ♡ – Thea ♡

She also shared the actual video to her followers who were curious.


Reply to @_youlol Here’s the video po 🥺

♬ original sound – Thea ♡ – Thea ♡

My Heritage App can animate the faces using the Deep Nostalgia™, even creating short video animations, and improving color quality of old photos.