A family photograph shows the happy scene as Jonathan Jones plays with his seven-month-old son – hours before the dad-of-two died in a crash.
For his fiancee Kalie Cleaver, it is now her most treasured image of her young family.
Jonathan died on Sunday after his car flipped over and landed on its roof on the road between Narborough and Huncote. The 27-year-old, from Blaby, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kalie, who lived with Jonathan and their son Taylor, said the touching photo was all she had left of her "soulmate".
She said: "It's the last picture of Jonathan playing with Taylor and, although I didn't think much about it at the time, it's now very special. He was my best friend, my soulmate – I'm completely lost without him. He would do anything for his two little boys."
Jonathan's other son, Layton, six, did not live with the couple.
Kalie, 22, visited the site of the accident on Monday with members of Jonathan's family to lay wreaths and flowers.
"There were already lots of flowers there, he was very popular," said Kalie.
"We had to put the flowers around the debris, because there were still bits of his car at the side of the road."
Jonathan also leaves behind his mother and father, Hazel, 59, and John, 65, and five sisters – Michelle and Leanne, both 34, Nicola, 32, Natalie, 30 and Lindsay, 25.
His parents paid tribute to their son yesterday on behalf of the family.
They said: "He was a loving father-of-two, and a loving son, fiancee and brother. He'll be missed by everyone."
Nicola, of New Parks, said: "We're a very close family and this has really broken everybody up, especially Mum and Dad. I couldn't believe it when the police came round and told us. It's still hard to believe now."
Kalie said she wanted to thank her friends and Jonathan's family for the support they have shown her since she learned of the tragic news.
Messages of condolence have been flooding in via Facebook.
Kalie said: "I've had so much support from people, it's been amazing. I've had loads of messages and Jonathan's family have been really good to me too.
"They've taken me in and said I'm still part of the family. I'm going to be staying with them for a little bit, too –they're really looking after me."
Funeral arrangements are being made and details will be available soon.