Valentine's Day is right around the corner and some of us are feeling a little anxiety about being remembered on this special holiday dedicated to being loved and getting presents. It may be a made up holiday to sell Hallmark cards, but baby wants candy!
Twitter user @ClassiestQueen shared a story that went viral about being a kid and absolutely sick with worry that she wouldn't get a Valentine's day gift at school. She begged her dad to let her stay home on the big day, but he made her go to school. And then she got a big surprise.
In the 10th grade, I begged my dad for weeks to let me stay home from school on Valentine’s Day. I didn’t want to see everyone have presents and I not get shit. He forced me to go to school. I was So sad literally up until 3rd period. I was sitting when the door knocked -— Miss Sanders 🌹 (@ClassiestQueen) February 2, 2018
Ever since then, my dad has been my valentine. He gets me something every year I’m alone. Which is every year LOL.— Miss Sanders 🌹 (@ClassiestQueen) February 2, 2018
Moral of the story is,— Miss Sanders 🌹 (@ClassiestQueen) February 2, 2018
Fathers, you are your daughter first love. Be there. It’s so important.
Dad came through! I agree that having a dad be kind and supportive makes a big difference in their kid's development. But I also get weirded out by dads having to be proto-romantic partners?? Maybe that's just me, but this is a sweet story.
Lots of people were crying because it reminded them of their own incredible dads who have shown up for them every year:
This brought tears to my eyes, and makes me miss my dad, so much. Years ago, on my first Mother's Day, my (ex)husband had taken our only car and what little money we had to go see his mother. I was sitting at home w my baby, crying. There was a knock at the door. I wiped my face+— rosek#TeamLouis (@rose1o19) February 3, 2018
+and answered. It was my dad. He held up a flowering cactus and said my daughter had asked him to get it for me (She was a couple months old). Every year after that, until she was old enough to make me something, he gave me a Mother's Day gift.— rosek#TeamLouis (@rose1o19) February 3, 2018
In the middle of working, I got a message from my boss to come to the front. There was a big edible arrangements. Didn’t realize it was for me until boss told me. Read the note. From my dad. I proceeded to bawl my eyes out in front of everyone. pic.twitter.com/gFr0j9aWjq— Valerie Gonzalez (@num1hugninja) February 2, 2018
Funny my mom did the exact thing for Valentine’s day - Easter, you name it. I used to be embarrassed at first. Then I grew to embrace and secretly look forward to em as an adult 😂😂— Dr. Justin (@Justnasty4real) February 4, 2018
When I was a sophomore the night of homecoming dance after I was all done up my date didn't have a ticket for me. So I just sat there in my dress and make up and hair watching TV with my mom when my dad comes out of his room in his suit and tie and says come on Sarabear— Sara Jane Haesler (@artisticsj) February 3, 2018
And he takes me out to Chili's for a nice dinner and dessert in our fancy clothes to show me off. Needless to say I had a better night with him than I would have with the jerk any night. :)— Sara Jane Haesler (@artisticsj) February 3, 2018
But other people are crying because they do not freaking relate to this story at all:
🤭💯 was hurt ASF scrolling thru this timeline. Partly cause y’all Fathers are amazing and mostly cause I wish my daughters fathers be this thoughtful cause I’ll be the mom buying Valentine’s Day gifts for them cause I’ll be alone. And I don’t know my father 😪😩— ♥thick_madame♥ (@4evayurs2010) February 3, 2018
THIS is so cute!!! 😭😭😭😭💓💓. When I was younger I only got a gift from the teacher and a classmate who gave candy out to the entire class.. Other than that, no one gave me gifts. I felt lonely and sad bc I felt like no one wanted to be my friend or they didn't like me+— tiara🇩🇴 (@__tiaraaliyaaa) February 3, 2018
In general. That same day, a girl came up to me and said "I always see you alone. Wanna be friends?" As she gave me candy 😭😭😭😭 turns out she was one of the popular girls and didn't talk to me the next day. MORAL OF MY LONG, UNNECESSARY TWEET😂😂, YOU'RE LUCKY UR DAD DID THAT.— tiara🇩🇴 (@__tiaraaliyaaa) February 3, 2018
This is so fucking beautiful I’m literally crying. Partly because my dad was....nothing like this, to say the least. Please appreciate him. You have no idea how lucky you are.— killer kung fu wolf bitch (@clutchzilla_) February 2, 2018
My dad is the only guy that has even got me stuff for that god forsaken day😂😂😂— OT5 forever and always (@playingsims3) February 2, 2018
Look, Valentine's Day just brings up a lot of feelings.