You must have heard the idiom that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” While that is true, sometimes a picture hides a much more meaningful story than it actually shows. This means that it can cause greater sadness and deeper emotions when the story behind it is revealed. There have been many cases in history where people searched for the story behind a photo and were amazed at what they discovered.

Enlighten collected 20 photographs that might bring tears to your eyes.

1. Mourning for 60 years

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Clara Gantt had been waiting for 60 years for her husband to come back home from the Korean War. Joseph E. Gantt was a sergeant and went missing while in action and his remains were found and returned to his wife in December of 2013. Clara was still mourning the loss of her husband, 63 years after he left for the war.

2. Mourning the loss of his son during 9/11.