Twitter user @theejasminee posted a video of her stepdad reading a letter she wrote to him on Father's Day. In it, she says all of the ways he's been there for her when her biological father wasn't, and thanks him for choosing her mom because her mom is "a hottie."
The letter itself is adorable, and her stepdad obviously loves it, though he makes a series of classic dad jokes throughout. The whole thing is a lead up to a gift, and when she asks him if he can guess what it is, he quips, "Money?"
No, the surprise is adoption papers. She wants her stepdad to be her legal father. As soon as he sees the packet containing the documents, he loses it. Watching them embrace as he cries will make your face melt off, as you can see from the responses below:
😂 That moment when he realises what she's asking and he crumples up in tears of joy and overwhelm are just so special— Kon Karapanagiotidis (@Kon__K) June 18, 2017
I'm a grown-ass man, but I had to watch three tears fall from my eyes to my table. Thank you for sharing and congratulations. 💞— Harley (@SecularLad) June 18, 2017
Stories about adoption are probably my favorite thing on the Internet. Love is out there, and we choose our families in all sorts of beautiful ways. Being a parent to a kid is a huge responsibility and very hard, so if your kid chooses you when they don't have to, you know you've done an amazing job.
We’ve all been there. You swipe right on Tinder, decide on a place to meet, and realize about five minutes in that leaving your house in the first place was a huge error. Maybe you feel like you’ve been catfished because they look nothing like their photos (surprise!), or perhaps you quickly realize they weren’t being sarcastic in their profile when they said their favorite band was the Beatles.
Whatever the case may be, there’s no flying spark to indicate this is the person of your dreams. And maybe you’re the mature kind of individual who can finish their drink, bring up the fact that you don’t see a future together, split the bill and head your own separate ways. Bravo!
But what if you’re not? u/PM_Me_YourTinyBoobs kindly addressed this very question on Reddit when he asked what a person could say to instantly derail a date. The answers ranged from painfully incestuous to downright hilarious.
Next time you just need shut it down really quickly and abruptly, these are some perfect lines you can use.