A man stands in a cemetery, holds out his phone and presses record.
“I’m gonna tell you something. Life isn’t about getting high. I’m kind of speechless right now.”
“If I can help anybody, I want you to listen to me.”
After those words, Rick Ellis finds his voice. It’s honest and pained. It’s the voice of a man who lost his 6-year-old daughter to a drunk driver.
He says the driver was the girl’s mother.
Ellis wants to show you what happens when you “get drunk, play around and be stupid,” and he does it in a Facebook post on the fourth anniversary of his daughter’s death.
His video has since gone viral. Watch it below for his full plea.