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101-Year-Old Grandmother in Viral Photo Dies

Many of you may recognize this beautiful photograph of a woman meeting her great-granddaughter. The woman's name is Rosa Camfield, born June 13, 1913.

She passed away on March 30 at the age of 101.

The photo was posted by Camfield's granddaughter, Sarah Hamm, 33, on Facebook. She describes the moment as bittersweet.

"Grandma was always happy. I mean, she was smart as a whip, even at 101," Hamm, 33, told ABC News.

She also had a great sense of humor: "My grandma would've loved this," said Hamm. "She would probably yell at me for taking a bad picture of her, but no, she would probably say it melts her heart."

After her passing, the sweet snap continues to be spread around the internet. The photo was taken when Sarah's daughter, Kaylee meeting her great-grandmother on St. Patrick's Day.

Two days after posting it, she found out the photo was being shared all over the Internet. Two days after it originally appeared on Facebook, the parenting site Life of Dad picked it up, and it went viral.

"We were in complete shock that the picture took off like it did," said Patrick Quinn, who co-founded the site. "When I posted it, I thought a few of our fans would feel connected to it as I did. Then, within an hour, it was clear that I had underestimated the impact it would have with people as it was shared and liked hundreds of times per minute."

In addition to sharing the original photo, many others have shared their own personal photos. After losing her grandmother, Hamm is proud of the conversation that has been started. "The stories people will be able to tell their grandchildren and great-grandchildren is just amazing," Hamm said to ABC News.

Image via Facebook/Sarah Hamm/ABC News

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