Thursday 21 September 2017

Woman reveals the heartbreaking reason her father has worn the same top every day for 20 years

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A picture speaks a thousand words.

Twitter user Ria has shared the heartwarming reason why her father has worn the same green polo shirt every day for the last 20 years. At 22, she said she never knew the reason he insisted on wearing the "battered" old polo shirt - until she came across an old photo of him with her late mother.

While combing through photos at her grandfather's house, she saw a picture of her father and mother on their honeymoon in Venice - he in a green shirt with yellow collar and she in a yellow shirt with green collage. Her mother died 18 years ago and Ria realised then that it was to keep her mother's memory alive.

"Even if there was a hole he would sew it by hand himself," she wrote. "He wears it for any special occasion, be it a work study event or a trip out with the family."

Her father never remarried. Ria, whose family live in Japan, said she was thrilled with the positive reaction she's received after sharing the pictures of her father and later, with an explanation behind the incredibly sweet gesture.

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