A moving tribute to a man who always wanted to travel the globe
Me and my dad in front of #Gulfoss, #Iceland | #formyfather (Photo 11/11; cc @tineey) I am so grateful for everyone's support! This project was meant to inspire others through my father's strength, perseverance and life. Please remember that you are never alone, and I hope I can help inspire you to never give up. You will find the courage to continue despite loss. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you dad! ♡
A Virginia dad died from stomach cancer at 52 before fulfilling his lifelong dream of traveling the world. Now, CNN reports his daughter, New York-based artist Jinna Yang, 25, made it come true by going around Europe in April with a life-size cutout of her dad Jay Kwon Yang, taking photos of it in front of landmarks.
“Most of the time when you see a life-sized cutout, it’s of Justin Bieber or One Direction, and it’s usually in a nine-year-old’s room,” Yang told CNN. Plus, the six-foot-tall cardboard figure folded up, so in terms of transportation, she joked, “I didn’t have to pay for an extra seat for dad!”