Michael William Sellers is a father of four who died in 2013 from pancreatic cancer. However, just before he lost his battle with cancer at 56, he arranged to have flowers delivered to his 16-year-old daughter every year on her birthday until she turned 21. It’s a touching gesture to let his daughter know he was thinking of her and loved her unconditionally.
And this year it was Bailey’s 21st birthday. “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.”
Unfortunately, this is the last time Bailey Sellers will receive a bouquet of flowers from her father. The 21-year-old girl from Tennessee also found a handwritten love letter from her dad “I broke down. That letter was very very awesome and sad all at the same time.”
The girl decided to share her father’s incredibly sweet and bittersweet gesture with the world. She posted a photo of his last gift to Twitter where it was retweeted over 350K times and it is liked by nearly 1,5M people.
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Baily Sellers’ dad was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer two weeks after Christmas in 2012. He died few months later.
However, he was incredibly thoughtful and arranged flowers to be delivered to his sweet 16-year-old daughter every year on her birthday.
“Ever since my dad passed away I’ve hated my birthday and I dread it every year because he always made it so special” she said.
“I was especially dreading my 21st because I knew it would be the last year” On her 21-year-old Bailey received her father’s last gift.
He also left her a handwritten note that is full of love, but it’s really heartbreaking.
“I broke down. That letter was very very awesome and sad all at the same time” the Knoxville-born girl said.
The post touched a lot of people around the world who called it both “heartwarming,” and “heartbreaking”