Michael William Sellers, a father of four, died in 2013 from pancreatic cancer, but he thought ahead when it came to his youngest daughter. Before he passed away, Bailey’s dad pre-paid for a floral arrangement to arrive on her birthday each year, up until she turned 21. This year, she turned 21.


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“Ever since my dad passed away I’ve hated my birthday and I dread it every year because he always made it so special,” the student from Knoxville, Tennessee told the New York Post. “I was especially dreading my 21st because I knew it would be the last year.”

Attached to the flowers, Bailey found a handwritten love letter from her dad. “I broke down. That letter was very very awesome and sad all at the same time.” To honor her father’s bittersweet gesture, she uploaded his last gift to Twitter where it was retweeted over 350K times and liked by nearly 1,5M people. Scroll down to read what words Michael chose to leave his daughter with.

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Michael William Sellers died in 2013 from pancreatic cancer, but he thought ahead when it came to his youngest daughter

“Ever since my dad passed away I’ve hated my birthday and I dread it every year because he always made it so special”

“I was especially dreading my 21st because I knew it would be the last year”

Attached to the flowers, Bailey found a handwritten love letter from her dad

“I broke down. That letter was very very awesome and sad all at the same time”

Twitter users quickly responded to Sellers’ post, calling it both “heartwarming,” and “heartbreaking”