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Heartbreaking Final Gift From Woman's Late Father Goes Viral

He paid for her to receive flowers until 21st birthday
By Gina Carey,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2017 3:00 PM CST
5 Years After Dad Died, Woman Gets a Final Gift
Alongside a childhood picture, Bailey Sellers posted photos of the last card and bouquet of flowers her late father arranged to have sent to her.   (Twitter: @SellersBailey)

After turning 21 on Friday, a Tennessee woman received a bittersweet gift from her father…who died five years ago. Bailey Sellers of Knoxville posted photos to Twitter of the last bouquet of flowers she’ll get from her dad, who paid to have them sent to her on her birthdays, Fox News reports. “My dad passed away when I was 16 from cancer” Sellers wrote on Twitter, adding that he arranged for her to receive flowers every year on her birthday until she turned 21. “Well this is my 21st birthday flowers and the last. Miss you so much daddy.”

A card decorated with butterflies that accompanied the flowers had a beautiful message from her dad, who told her to respect her mother and that “I will still be with you through every milestone, just look around and there I'll be.” The heartbreaking post has since gone viral, with over 1.3 million likes and over 300,000 retweets by Sunday afternoon. Sellers responded with gratitude to the outpouring of responses on social media, writing, “I'm so thankful that my dads thoughtfulness brought so many people happiness.” (More gift stories.)

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