A woman’s tribute to her late dad
has brought the internet to tears after she revealed the sweet thing he planned for her 21st birthday before he passed away.
Bailey Sellers, from Tennessee in the US, lost her father when she was only 16-years-old.
Bailey’s dad passed away after suffering from cancer, but he left his daughter a few very special surprises.
Before he died, the man who’s now considered one of the best dads in history by people on social media ordered flowers for Bailey’s birthday every year until she turned 21.
Not only did he pre-pay the company to make sure she got a special gift from him after he was gone, he also wrote a card to go with each delivery.
The birthday girl took to Twitter to share her dad’s last letter, and the internet reacted with a lot of emotion.
Alongside a picture of her and her dad when she was little and the flowers and letter he gave her for her 21st, Bailey wrote: ‘My dad passed away when I was 16 from cancer and before he died he pre payed flowers so i could receive them every year on my birthday. Well this is my 21st birthday flowers and the last. Miss you so much daddy. 💜’
Her dad’s heartbreaking last letter said: ‘This is my last love letter to you until we meet again.
‘I do not want you to shed another tear for me my baby girl for I am in a better place.
‘Be happy and live life to the fullest. I will still be with you through every milestone, just look around and there I will be.’
The poignant tweet clearly stroke a chord with a lot of people on social media, getting over a million likes, more than 350k retweets, and 13k comments.
One said: ‘Seeing this made me tear up, I’m so sorry for your loss, this is both sad and heart warming that he did that for you’.
Another Twitter user added: ‘I think Bailey’s dad was a wonderful father who in the midst of his own struggle was able to perceive his child’s pain & try to comfort it.’
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A third also wrote: ‘ugh bailey i literally cried. I’m so sorry for your loss as i know how losing a father feels. this is so so special. i hope you had a happy birthday and know your daddy is looking over you girl 💓💓💓’
Replying to the outpouring of sympathy she got from many people on Twitter, Bailey added: ‘I know. Every year I looked forward to my birthday because I felt like he was still here with me but this is the last year I get them so it’s so heart breaking. 😐’