The only thing harder than nursing a broken heart is watching your child deal with one. The good news? Parental love is one of the few forces on Earth that's powerful enough to ease that pain.
Need proof? Look no further. A girl's beautiful tribute to her doting dad is going viral, and once you read it, you'll understand why. The sweet post, which originally appeared on Love What Matters' Facebook page, highlights the amazing thing one "rough and tough blue-collar man" did for his daughter after a tough breakup.
"His love is the kind that can move mountains and sets a high standard for future boyfriends. He's always been a hero to me," the girl wrote. "But nothing can prepare you for your first heartbreak. I was 20- years-old when a guy broke my heart into a million pieces on Thanksgiving Day. My dad physically caught me as I crumbled to the floor, sobbing so hard I saw spots. Looking back, I know his heart was breaking too."
But the father found a way to ease some of his little girl's pain. After she told him one of the things she missed most about her ex-boyfriend was his daily "good morning" texts, the dad decided his daughter would continue to receive a sweet text every single morning long after the relationship ended.
"From that day forward, he sent me a ‘good morning’ text," the girl wrote. "His texts include inspirational quotes, heartfelt messages of encouragement and reminders of how much he loves me. That was 7 years ago. He never stopped. I have moved on, moved away and found an amazing man but my Superman came to my rescue. He still texts me (almost) every day."
The post also includes screenshots of some of the loving texts this father sends, which are every bit as amazing as the gesture itself.
We love everything about this and are so glad the daughter felt compelled to honor her wonderful father. It's a well-deserved tribute—and an important reminder of how much the things we do for our kids matter.