When Bailey Seller was 16, her father passed away. Before his battle with cancer ended, her father pre-paid for multiple years worth of flowers. His goal was to have them be sent to her every year on her birthday until she was 21-years-old. Her Dad knew he could not be there physically to celebrate with her but still wanted her to know that he was watching over her.
Bailey posted a photo of her final birthday bouquet on Twitter. The woman, who currently lives in Tennessee, 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.”
The photo shows off a stunning purple floral arrangement as well as the card he wrote for her. Her final card read:
“Bailey, 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. You are and will always be the most precious jewel I was given. It is your 21st birthday and I want you to always respect your momma and stay true to yourself. 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. I love you Boo Boo and Happy Birthday!!! Daddy”
Bailey also attached a photo of her and her dad from when she was a child.
The heartbreaking note and flowers became an instant Twitter sensation. People from all over the world liked, retweeted and commented on the message. Currently, the tweet has over 164,000 likes and over 699,000 retweets.
A parent’s love is certainly eternal!
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