People are finding one final image of a deceased loved one, thanks to Google Maps' Street View

People are finding photos of their deceased loved ones using the Street View option on Google Maps.

(CNN)When you lose a loved one, sometimes the best way to keep the memories close is to revisit old photos. That's exactly what hundreds of people on social media are doing right now, thanks to Google Maps.

Google Maps' Street View is an online portrait of the world through millions of panoramic photos taken by Google's Street View cars or contributors.
Leslie Barraza told CNN she had no idea about the conversation she was about to start when she posted a 13- second screen recording of her using Google Maps Street View on Tuesday to find her deceased grandfather's farm in Durango, Mexico.
Leslie said her sister was showing her the streets of her grandfather, Carlos Barraza's farm and after a few taps, at the end of the road, they found him sitting outside his home.

    'He was the rock to my family'

    Her grandfather passed away two years ago, and Barraza said she wasn't able to say a final goodbye or tell him how much she loved him.
    "My grandpa was the rock to my family," she said. "He was the only father figure in my life and to see him one last time gave me such a sense of comfort."
    Barraza's tweet inspired so many to find and share screen grabs of their loved ones found on Street View. She said she feels awesome about what she started.
    Hundreds have replied to her thread with their screen recordings of their deceased loved ones sitting, working or standing outside their homes or places they would frequent.
    Google recognized Barraza's tweet and thanked her for sharing.
    "It's heartwarming to see Google Maps and Street View helping so many people remember their loved ones in a special way and share their memory with the world," Google spokesman Ben Jose tol