The anonymous man decided to hold on to the one thing that his daughter had presented him with before she passed away- a drawing of herself and her dad.
Losing a person you love unconditionally is heartbreaking, however, the pain is intensified when the deceased person is your child. It's hard to imagine a world with someone who you've been caring for since they were born. No matter how young or old one's kid is, the wound is the same. This devastating occurrence became a tragic reality for a father who lost his young daughter. And while everyone has their own way of dealing with this incredible loss, this dad resorted to a gesture that touched everyone.
A father got this tattoo because his daughter died and it was the last thing she gave him before her death. pic.twitter.com/oHhkeQ2aHT— Akki (@akkitwts) May 29, 2019
The story shared by u/Gar1986 on Reddit shows how the anonymous man decided to hold on to the one thing that his daughter had presented him with before she passed away- a drawing of herself and her dad. The picture shows two stick-like figures in which one is the daughter and the other her father. Written above drawing is a beautiful message, "Te amo, papa" which is Spanish for I love you, dad. Following the unexpected death of his child, the man decided to pay his daughter a tribute by getting the drawing tattooed on himself. This sweet gesture touched millions of people on the internet and went viral quickly.
Whhop Whhhoooppp Go daddy. She is looking down on you with a smile on her face. Beautifully Done.— Jezebel Blackstone (@Jezebella93) May 29, 2019
Ever since, many have followed the example of this loving father. They too have inked such precious moments spent with their deceased kids as a way to remember them. The uncertainty and brevity of life often, unfortunately, forces us to face a reality where our dear ones are no more. And while we cannot run away from it, we sure can find ways to cope with it. Everyone seeks a way to channel their grief while remembering them in the best possible manner. The method used by this man is surely an effective one. The memory of his beloved daughter will never be forgotten and will remain close to heart forever.
Three stages of death. 1) The physical death 2) The day you are buried 3) The day your loved ones forget you— Jack Peirson (@JPeirsn) May 29, 2019
This father has made sure his daughter will live with him as long as he lives.
When the picture was shared on Reddit, several people offered their condolences and praised the father for his thoughtful gesture. One user wrote: Love how well the man's tattoo captured his daughter's drawing too. Seems like a perfect memory for her. Another JohnBurgerson said: That’s really big, it’s a beautiful tribute to his daughter and I can imagine how he is suffering from her loss. It’s pretty big though. Referring to the size of the tattoo, AntithesisVI wrote: I bet he wishes it were even bigger. Big enough that it surrounds him and he is the same size as the figure in the drawing and he could just slip in and take its place and then so could his daughter and they'd be back together again.
😭😭😭 that’s so amazing!!! And I’m so very sorry for his loss but whatab incredible way to have her with him everyday— Nicole Becker (@Crazy4OReilly90) May 30, 2019