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.
The year’s message read: “This is my last love letter to you until we meet again”.
My dad passed away when I was 16 from cancer and before he died he pre payed flowers so i could receive them every year on my birthday. Well this is my 21st birthday flowers and the last. Miss you so much daddy. ???? pic.twitter.com/vSafKyB2uO
— Bailey Sellers (@SellersBailey) November 24, 2017
“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.
idk you but seeing this made me tear up, I’m so sorry for your loss, this is both sad and heartwarming that he did that for you
— snow mexican (@thesn0wmexican) November 24, 2017
ugh bailey i literally cried. i’m so sorry for your loss as i know how losing a father feels. this is so so special. i hope you had a happy birthday and know your daddy is looking over you girl ????????????
— Hunter Kington (@HunterKington08) November 25, 2017
I burst into tears reading this because it is so damn pure. A parents love for their child transcends life and although I am not religious, I am sure he will always be with you. Happy birthday and live your life to the fullest!
— Red Painter ???? (@Redpainter1) November 25, 2017
I’m in tears just from reading that. Happy birthday beautiful, purple is my favorite color and my dad currently has cancer so this tore my heart up????????
— Kyra Santoro (@kyrasantoro) November 25, 2017
This is so beautiful. My dad passed away almost 2 years ago so this hits close to home. Love to you and your family ????
— katie (@katie_nicole234) November 25, 2017
Lovely story, incredible gesture from your dad. Mine passed away 11 years ago but I’ll always remember every minute we had together. I still laugh from his jokes. Treasure every minute you had with yours. He’s watching you, and sending you all his love.
— Fer (@ferchwdt) November 25, 2017