Monday 19 August 2019

Dad who died from cancer paid for flowers to be delivered on daughter's birthday before he passed away

Bailey Sellers and her dad Picture: Bailey Sellers Twitter
Bailey Sellers and her dad Picture: Bailey Sellers Twitter
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A man who passed away from cancer paid for flowers to be delivered to his daughter on her birthday before he died.

Bailey Sellers, from Tennessee in the United States, took to Twitter to pay tribute to her late father and her heartwarming post has since gone viral.

Her dad died when she was just 16 and he paid for her to receive flowers every year on her birthday until she turned 21.

"My dad passed away when I was 16 from cancer and before he died he paid for 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," she wrote on Twitter.

Her father also sent a card along with the flowers.

In it, he wrote: "This is my last love letter to you until we meet again. I don't want you to shed another tear for me my baby girl for I am in a better place. 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 life life to the fullest. I will still be with you through every milestone, just look around and there I will be. I love you boo boo and happy birthday!!!"

The post has since been shared 313,969 times.

Some Twitter users compared it to the movie 'P.S. I Love You', which is based on a book by Irish author Cecelia Ahern.

In the book, a man dies from an illness and sends his wife a series of love letters designed to ease her grief.

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