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Heartbreaking photo shows Florida newborn held by late father's motorcycle gloves

Posted at 7:00 PM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 19:26:46-04
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??(INSIDE EDITION via Inform/WPTV) - A Florida Panhandle photographer's emotional photo this month has received worldwide attention and been viewed by thousands. 

The little angel in the photo, Aubrey, never got to meet her father, but somehow she knew to smile when placed in daddy's motorcycle gloves for a photo shoot.

A month before Aubrey's birth, her dad, Hector Alvarez of Deerfield Beach, Fla., was shot and killed.

Aubrey's mother, Kathryn Williams, decided to take her infant daughter to get photographed as a Father's Day present.  She says it's what her boyfriend would have wanted.

The beautiful image is a heartbreaking reminder that he's no longer with them, but proof he's still watching over his precious daughter.

The photographer, Kim Stone of Marianna, Fla., said on her Facebook page, "I'm still just overwhelmed at the outpouring of shares, love, and support you have shown Baby Aubrey and her Mommy. People from all over the world have reached out to Kathryn and offered prayers and support."

The Sun-Sentinel reported on May 2 that an arrest was made in connection with Alvarez's fatal shooting.

A GoFundme account was setup to "accept donations that will solely be used for the benefit and care of Aubrey now and for her future."

Portions of this article courtesy of Inside Edition via Inform