This is the most powerful photo you will see all week.

The father of a car accident victim hugging the drunk-driving teen who caused the crash.

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On May 20 this year, 18-year-old Takunda Mavima was driving home from a party after graduating from high school, when he lost control and crashed into an off-ramp near Wyoming, Mich., the New York Daily News reports.

Tim See, 17, and Krysta Howell, 15, who were in the car with Mavima, died in the accident that night.

At the time of the accident, Mavima had a 0.10 blood alcohol level, reported ABC News. At a courtroom sentencing this week, he tearfully addressed the families of the victims: "I’m so sorry that I took two bright, intelligent, wonderful people out of this world …. I wish … I’m so sorry."

He was sentenced to between 30 months and 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to all charges.

In a moving address to the court, both the sister and the father of victim Tim See spoke on behalf of Mavima, urging the judge to give him a light sentence.

"I am begging you to let Takunda make something of himself in the real world -- don't send him to prison and get hard and bitter, that boy has learned his lesson a thousand times over and he'll never make the same mistake again," Lauren See said in court.

See's father then hugged Mavima as he walked out of court after the sentencing.

Scroll through the slideshow for more moving photos from the courtroom:

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  • Former Wyoming Park student Takunda Mavima weeps as he stands with his attorney David Dodge during his sentencing Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. Mavima was sentenced to 30 months to 15 years after being found guilty of driving while intoxicated causing death. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark)

  • Family and friends of Takunda Mavima pack the courtroom Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. Mavima was sentenced to 30 months to 15 years after being found guilty of driving while intoxicated causing death. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark)

  • Former Wyoming Park student Takunda Mavima cries during his sentencing, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. Mavima was sentenced to 30 months to 15 years after being found guilty of driving while intoxicated causing death. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark)

  • Tim See hugs Takunda Mavima in the courtroom Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. Mavima was sentenced to 30 months to 15 years after being found guilty of driving while intoxicated causing death. See's son Timothy was a crash victim. At right is Mavima's father. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark)