Search for 'father and daughter' in heart-warming Notre Dame photo


A tourist is looking for what she believes to be a dad and daughter whom she photographed sharing a heart-warming moment outside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris just before the historic landmark caught fire.

Brooke Windsor, 23, who is visiting France from her home in Michigan, US, according to the BBC, tweeted the candid picture, sharing that she “almost went up to the dad and asked if he wanted it”.

“Now I wish I had,” she tweeted.

A man and child believed to be dad and daughter pictured out the front of the Notre Dame Cathedral an hour before the fire. Source: Brooke Windsor/Twitter

According to her tweets, the young woman took the photo just an hour before the cathedral went up in flames.

When she and her friends walked away toward the Louvre they started to see the smoke coming from Notre Dame.


“We watched in shock and heartbreak with the rest of Paris,” Windsor told the BBC about the blaze that lasted more than 12 hours.

People are now recognising that Windsor’s photo is one of the last to capture Notre Dame with its spire and roof fully intact.

In the hours since she posted it to Twitter on Monday it has received more than 350,000 likes and almost 2000 replies.

The tourist’s picture was taken about an hour before the Notre Dame Cathedral began to burn. Source: AP

Windsor told BBC that the man and child pictured have yet to be tracked down.

“If it were me, I’d want the memory,” she said. “Hoping he feels the same way.”

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