Rosa Camfield, a 101-year-old Arizona native who became an Internet sensation after her photo wherein she was gently holding her newborn great-granddaughter was uploaded on social media, died on Monday, March 30, 2015.
It was Sarah Hamm, Rosa’s granddaughter, who posted the photo on Facebook on St. Patrick’s Day. She never thought it would spread quickly on social media.
It was immediately picked up by the Facebook page, Life of Dad, and currently, it already has more than 2.5 million likes and over 78,000 shares. It continues to inspire others to post more multi-generational photos.
Early this week though, the 101-year-old grandmother passed away. Even so, her photo keeps on circulating on the Internet and encouraging others to do the same. In fact, more and more online users are posting photos of their loved ones, featuring multiple generations.
In an interview with ABC News, Sarah said, “Grandma was always happy. She was smart as a whip, even at 101. She passed away last night, so this was very bittersweet. It was actually the day Kaylee [her daughter] was being released in the hospital, so we were hoping that grandma would get to meet her”.
Talking about the picture, she said, “My grandma would’ve loved this. She would probably yell at me for taking a bad picture of her, but no, she would probably say it melts her heart”.
Now that her grandmother is gone, Sarah is pleased with the heartwarming response her photo created.
To see the actual photo featured on the Facebook page, Life of Dad, click here.
Learn more about Rosa Camfield by watching the video below: