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.
She begins: "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 (#&$. He forced me to go to school. I was so sad literally up until 3rd period."
Then something crazy happened.
Her hatred of Valentine's Day finally passed when her father posed as an admirer and sent her flowers, kind of in the guise of making everyone else in the class jealous.
"Ever since then, my dad has been my valentine. He gets me something every year I’m alone. Which is every year LOL," she writes.
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:
But other people are crying because they do not freaking relate to this story at all:
Look, Valentine's Day just brings up a lot of feelings.