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Apr 16, 2019

People Are Searching For The Man And Girl In This Heartwarming Photo Of Notre Dame Before The Fire

"I took this photo as we were leaving Notre Dame... I almost went up to the dad and asked if he wanted it. Now I wish I had."

Just 23 minutes before the fire at Notre Dame was first reported to authorities, Brooke Windsor snapped this photo as she was leaving the cathedral. She could have never imagined how significant it would become.

Brooke Windsor / Via Twitter: @brookeawindsor

Within an hour, Notre Dame would be consumed by fire as Parisians, and people around the world, looked on in horror.

Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt / AFP / Getty Images

Now, Brooke β€” along with hundreds of thousands of people on Twitter β€” are searching for the man and girl pictured in the heart-warming photo.

I took this photo as we were leaving #NotreDame about an hour before it caught on fire. I almost went up to the dad and asked if he wanted it. Now I wish I had. Twitter if you have any magic, help him find this πŸ™πŸΌ

It was a moment of pure joy, a moment of innocence captured before the devastating fire broke out.

Brooke Windsor / Via Twitter: @brookeawindsor

"I almost went up to the dad and asked if he wanted [the photo]," Brooke wrote on Twitter. "Now I wish I had. Twitter, if you have any magic, help him find this."

Brooke Windsor / Via Twitter: @brookeawindsor

She later clarified that she isn't sure if the man and girl are father and daughter, saying, "It’s simply the dynamic I observed from them while debating on interrupting this moment. It may be an uncle, brother, friend β€” who knows until we find them."

Brooke said that as of this morning, the people in the photo still haven't been identified β€” but she's not giving up just yet.

-No, I have not been able to find the folks in the photo but I am hopeful. Twitter sure knows how to step up πŸ€— -Yes, you may share this photo as you wish. Help us find the man and child πŸ’•

Nor should she. There are a whole bunch of people out there looking for them. ❀️

Twitter / Via Twitter: @brookeawindsor

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