Sometimes, it turns out, the anonymous denizens of the Internet can be really kind. Redditor jmcdonell wanted to do something nice for his 88-year-old grandmother whose brother died in France after the D-Day invasion, but his simple online request for someone to help him photograph the gravestone yielded much more than he expected from helpful French and American expatriate strangers.

Jmcdonell posted the request in the France subreddit, where he also mentioned that he didn't know much about the war experience of his great-uncle, Pvt. Waldemar Knoll, because his grandmother always found the topic of her brother too emotional to discuss.

Sources: redditor jmcdonell