A woman has received flowers from her father every year on her birthday despite him having passed away when she was 16.
After turning 21 last week, Bailey Sellers received one last bouquet alongside a heartbreaking love letter.
Michael William Sellers organised the yearly pre-paid flower delivery before his death, giving his young daughter her last purple bouquet on Friday.
In a post that has since gone viral on Twitter, Bailey said: ‘My dad passed away when I was 16 from cancer and before he died he pre-paid 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.’
The note from her father read: ‘This is my last love letter to you until we meet again.
‘I do not want you to shed another tear for me my baby girl for I am in a better place.’
He told her to: ‘Be happy and live life to the fullest.
‘I will still be with you through every milestone, just look around and there I will be.’
The tweet gained more than 350,000 retweets and upwards of 1.4million likes.
Bailey, who lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the US, said her dad would be ‘very proud’ his heartwarming gift had touched so many people across the world.
‘He was trying to make my birthday spectacular,’ the psychology student said.
She said getting the beautiful flowers every year was a bitter sweet gift.
‘I looked forward to my birthday because I felt like he was still here with me but this is the last year I get them, so it’s heartbreaking,’ she said.
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 broke down. That letter was very very awesome and sad all at the same time.’
Michael was informed that he had stage four pancreatic cancer two weeks after Christmas in 2012.
He was originally only given weeks to live but he survived for six months before his death.
He left behind Bailey, her mother and three other children.