Viral photo shows young son kissing casket as NY state trooper is laid to rest

NEW YORK -- A photo of a young boy kissing the casket of his father has gone viral while touching the hearts of many across the world.

The images were captured by New York photographer Damian Battinelli and posted on his Facebook page.

Damian Battinelli

In the photos, 12-year-old Brian Falb Jr. is saying his final goodbye to his father, Brian Falb Sr.

Battinelli wrote on his Facebook page that he published the post to help tell Brian's story.

Falb Sr. died after a battle with cancer.

During his time a New York State trooper, he was assigned to the World Trade Center site after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
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