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Five years after Bailey's dad died, she received a bouquet of flowers from him.

Bailey Sellers’ 21st birthday was bittersweet.

On the day, Sellers from Knoxville in the United States, received a final bouquet of flowers from her father who had passed away when she was just 16 years old.

Sellers’ dad had pre-paid for the floral deliveries before he died of cancer in 2012. Sellers had received a bouquet every year with a note attached, and she posted the message on Twitter.

The year’s message read: “This is my last love letter to you until we meet again”.

“I do not want you to shed a tear for me my baby girl for I am in a better place,” the note read.

“You are and will always be the most precious jewel I was given. It is your 21st birthday and I want you to always respect your momma and stay true to yourself. Be happy and live life to the fullest.

“I will still be with you with every milestone, just look around and there I will be.”

Sellers posted a photo of the flowers and the message on Twitter, writing: “Miss you so much daddy”.

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In a follow up comment Sellers said every year she looked forward to her birthday because she knew she would receive the flowers from her dad. Finding out that this was the last year she would received them was “heartbreaking”.

Sellers’ Twitter account has been flooded with messages of support from strangers from all over the world.



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