The family and friends of Lauren Smith-Fields stress the importance of social media in spreading her story, and they are using TikTok to make it happen.

According to the New York Times, Lauren's friends spoke on how TikTok and its creators have helped spread Lauren's story, generating millions of views and ultimately increasing interest in her case. On Jan. 23, what would have been Smith-Fields' 24th birthday, Ray Rose, 22, a friend of Smith-Fields, posted a video of the two on his TikTok account.

"I literally just shed a tear i can't believe this still. i love you," Rose captioned.

The video shows Rose with Smith-Fields in happier times before her tragic death. The video has been viewed over 1.4 million times, with over 443.5K likes.

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