The Most Thoughtful Graduation Present
When Brenna's dad gave her a present for graduation, he did not just buy it last minute. He's been preparing for 13 years.
Have you started planning for your little one's graduation? Of course not, it's too early for that, right?
Apparently, Brenna's father prepared for his daugther's big day 13 years ahead. Such a thoughtful father indeed. Get to know more about this heartwarming story. Who knows, after reading this you will start planning for your precious one's gift.
Brenna and her dad
Brenna Martin's dad evidently doesn't like last-minute shopping. Bryan Martin purchased a gift for his daughter's high school graduation -- which happened earlier this month -- thirteen years ago. He managed to keep it hidden this whole time, and his "moving, touching, nostalgic, and thoughtful" present (her words) brought Brenna to tears when dad finally gave it to her last week.
The gift -- a copy of "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" -- has a cash value of less than $20, but to Brenna, it was "truly priceless." That's because inside, threaded among the passages of Dr. Seuss's well-known rhymes, were comments and compliments from every adult who has taught Brenna at school, starting with her kindergarten teachers.
Brenna's reaction to the gift didn't stop with graduation-day tears. She was so moved by the book that she posted the story online and added a link on Reddit, where the gift has attracted plenty of attention, not least from parents-to-be and parents of young kids who say they plan to follow Brenna's dad's example. One parent even posted about starting a similar project earlier this year.
Dad joined the Reddit conversation too, writing, "I cannot believe Brenna posted this... she has always been the light of my life. Doing this was just a small way of letting her know."
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