A stepfather, who has been there for his stepdaughters, has been adopted by the sisters as their father after they made the decision to take up his surname.
According to the sister, their abusive father wouldn’t step up to his responsibilities and so they decided to give their stepfather a Father’s Day present by taking up his name.
Twitter user Jia, from Renton, Washington, revealed that she and her sister have been living with their stepdad for the last 12 years and decided to be a full part of his family since he has shown them what it means to be loved by a father.
They filmed his reaction and shared on Twitter.
In the video, the stepfather burst into tears and embraced his daughters when they revealed the news in a card to him.
Jia wrote on Twitter:
My biological dad was a drug addict and physically abusive to my mother. 12 years ago, my stepdad brought the light into our world again. He’s always loved me and my sister as his own. And so we decided to change our last name this Father’s Day. I love you Dad.
Their biological dad was a drug addict and physically abusive to their mother. 12 years ago, their stepdad brought the light into their world again. He’s always loved them as his own. So they decided to change their last name this Father’s Day 😭💜💜💜pic.twitter.com/fZg1kzORmJ
— #BBNaija Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) June 17, 2019
While reacting to the incident, a twitter user revealed that she did same to her father last year:
Did the same thing for my dad in December. He found out when they called my name as I crossed the stage on graduation day to get my degree
It also happened to be his birthday that day too so it was perfect but the last name change was the least I could do after everything he done for me…He’s solid & that’s my father. Glad we both experienced that love
I’m also a daughter of immigrants and a first gen student so this whole day was amazing! He was the first person I hugged after the ceremony was over. I couldn’t help but ugly cry man