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Dad shares daughter's attachment to game they played together and her reaction when it ended

They completed a game together after months but his 9-year-old daughter's reaction was not one he expected.

Dad shares daughter's attachment to game they played together and her reaction when it ended
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Being a parent gives you the reward of one of the most beautiful relationships in the world. Parents have unique experiences with their children and how they bond is simply wholesome. For one it may be bonding over tea, for another bonding over matches and some bonding over bedtime stories and more. Each parent has their distinct memories with their children that stem from an even more authentic experience. Reddit user u/WTF_Conservatives posted a heart-touching incident that took place between him and his 9-year-old daughter.

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tatiana Syrikova

The father posted on Reddit, “My 9-year-old daughter and I just beat a game (It Takes Two) together for the first time and her reaction surprised me.” He went on to elaborate on the same. He started by saying that he and his daughter had been playing a game, "It Takes Two" for a couple of months. He continued, “It hasn't been quick or easy, but every few nights we would settle in together for some father-daughter time playing. We set the goal of beating the game together about 8-10 weeks ago.” Further, the father mentioned that playing the game and achieving their goal became a part of their routine and they looked forward to it. 

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | KoolShooters

The game was challenging and it went on for a few months when one night the father-daughter duo finally completed the game. To this, the father said, “I started jumping up and down, excited that we beat it and proud of my daughter for sticking with it. As I celebrated I realized I was alone. And my daughter wasn't celebrating with me.” He then mentioned that his daughter was not happy about having finished the game. Instead, she was on the couch and her eyes welled up. Her father was confused and couldn’t understand why she was upset after completing something tough and challenging. 

Image Source: Reddit/u/CainKong
Image Source: Reddit | u/CainKong

He explained, “I looked behind me and she was just sitting on the couch with tears welling up in her eyes. As the tears rolled down her cheek she meekly asked, ‘It’s over?’” Her father was filled with awe at the fact that his daughter had gotten so attached to their routine and time together. He also mentioned that the little girl wasn’t aware that the game would come to an end. He further said “It wasn't a happy experience for her because she loved the game so much and it has become such a big part of our routine together. I had to explain that games don't go on forever. But she should be proud that she beat it.” 

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Representative Image Source: Pexels | Pavel Danilyuk

The 9-year-old wasn’t satisfied with the answer and remained upset for a few days. While her sadness is understood, it is such a wholesome fact that she cherished the game and their routine so much. Several people commented on the post which received over 38k upvotes. u/dgmiowski said, “You could show her Minecraft, and you build stuff together. At least this game has no real end. And she could play it herself, Maybe you can 'meet' her in a Minecraft world in times she is not with you.” u/dreurojank said, “I’m going to keep this when my daughter is old enough to play games.”

Image Source: Reddit/u/MoreMegadeth
Image Source: Reddit/u/MoreMegadeth

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