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Woman brings life-size cutout of late father on trip so they can travel together one last time

Jinna Yang wouldn't let her father's death keep him from his dream of seeing the world. So, she made a life-size cutout of her dad and brought it with her to Europe, snapping photos at the Eiffel Tower, Roman Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa, and other landmarks.

It has been a healing experience for Jinna; it took her two years to come to terms with her father dying from cancer, and she needed a fresh start from a bad work environment and unsupportive boyfriend. Throughout her journey, she has posted photos to Instagram and her blog, Grease & Glamour, where she also shares information about her beloved dad. "My father never had the chance to travel the world," she wrote. "He sacrificed his entire life for others — his parents, his children, his wife, his family, and his friends."

The project was meant to help give her peace and keep her father's spirit alive, but now that her story has gone viral, she hopes it also serves as an inspiration to others to live their dreams. --Catherine Garcia