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June 18, 2012 | 16 Comments » | Topics: Awesome, Heartwarming, Pics

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I graduated High School this week. When my Dad said he had a present for me I thought I was getting some cheesy graduation card. But what I received was something truly priceless. Following the ceremony he handed me a bag with a copy of “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” by Doctor Seuss inside. At first I just smiled and said that it meant a lot and that I loved that book. But then he told me “No, open it up.” …On the first page I see a short paragraph written by none other than my kindergarten teacher. I start tearing up but I’m still confused. He tells me “Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day you started kindergarten I’ve gotten every teacher, coach, and principal to write a little something about you inside this book.” He managed to keep this book a secret for 13 years, and apparently everyone else in my life knew about it! Yes the intended effect occured… I burst out in tears. Sitting there reading through this book there are encouraging and sweet words from every teacher I love and remember through my years in this small town. My early teachers mention my “Pigtails and giggles,” while my high school teachers mention my “Wit and sharp thinking..” But they all mention my humor and love for life. It is astounding to receive something this moving, touching, nostalgic, and thoughtful. I can’t express how much I love my Dad for this labor of love.

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  • Sharmota_Egy

    Love is priceless

  • Ned

    Good Job stealing this directly from reddit. Dumbass.

    • Totschaz3

      don’t think reddit was around 13 years ago. good try though.

      • Chuck

        facepalm

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQ5TVZC72YYAVTSPOEVS2CK4II DeadBabyDude

    Cheap bastid.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FPJHMMFULBIGVWRSXH6KU7EV64 tcb90125

      This will mean a lot more to her than a car – maybe you’re not old enough to understand that yet, or you’re just being a cute troll.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1742576947 Joseph Gonzalez

    I hope yu gave him a nice Father’s day present. :P

  • Kh_utaibi

    Lucky girl to have such a dad!

  • http://twitter.com/universe93 Char

    My dad gave me nothing when I graduated. Didnt even come to the ceremony. You win.

  • ns

    i’ve been keeping journals for mine. i wish i had written them by hand though. i’ve been typing them on the computer.

    • readiness

      She’ll love them anyways. I did.

  • http://profiles.google.com/photomstr N. Obody

    No way! The car iz da endz . . . can ya roll a blunt wit da pages?

  • Wishingonastar

    I am 41 yo and wish that I had a Dad like him. It is so important for a girl to have a good father figure from the very begining. Way to go Dad!

  • Rmarini
  • Jessica

    Ive heard of this, but thought it was a recent thing. Never heard of it actually being given. I actually just wrote in one for one of my pre-K kids!

  • Stamford79

    Best. Dad. Ever.




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