The dad got teared up and he was pacing and looking anxious while seeing off his daughter.
Not enough words can describe the relationship between a daughter and her father. If they could, they would keep their daughters near them all the time. But as life goes on, they have to prepare themselves to see their children embark on different journeys to fulfill different pursuits. Something like this was happening with a man when he had to say goodbye to his daughter who was about to go to college. His wife @kellibest0 recorded the video from the car when they were dropping off their daughter.
The text overlay on the video was: "Caught my husband watching his life walk away from him after we dropped off our daughter at college". Needless to say, the lines were enough to melt everyone. Though there were no tears it was evident that the whole experience was difficult for the father to withstand. He was continuously pacing and was generally anxious. The anxiety was mainly because he was leaving his daughter who in his wife's opinion is quite literally "his life." The video was both sweet, as well as, heartening to see as it contained so much love.
The same video was also shared on Reddit. It garnered a plethora of positive responses from users. The comment section became emotional with the entire exchange.
kiddo19951997 shared their own similar experience by writing, "My mom had to drop me off at first-day kindergarten & school, etc because my dad would cry his eyes out. When I started studying in the US, my dad dropped me off and then had to travel back home to Europe - my mom said he arrived in a wreck. Even though he supported me in taking that exchange scholarship and knew that it was the right thing for my career, he felt like he was abandoning his little girl and that he was a bad father. I was able to stay in the US and only visited my home country in the summer. So for the rest of his life, I would get a letter from my dad every week detailing life back home. (And yes, all his letters are neatly filed in binders in my office)."
REDDIT_ROC0408 also penned down their thoughts, "That’s awesome. I was reading a small book called Fathers to Daughters. It’s a 'book' with one or two sentences per page with advice for dads as their daughters grow up. It’s humorous while being serious as well. The first time I read it cover to cover was when my daughter was under a year old. As the pages go on, it is geared to the daughter growing up. The last two pages were 'And in the end, let her go.' Freaking killed me. She’s 12 now. I’m going to be that blubbering mess dropping her off at college. Ah, shit. Where’s a damn tissue."
This is not the first time a father's love has sent the internet into a tizzy. Another viral video showcases a father emotionally bidding farewell to his daughter at her wedding. The tear-jerker moment came when the father told the groom that if they have any issues, not to hurt his daughter but return her back to him.
As per Gloss, daughters benefit greatly because of healthy relationships with their fathers. They have more ability to formulate strong as well as healthy bonds. These individuals also find more gratification in their personal and professional lives. These daughters have lesser issues in speaking up and asserting themselves in the public forum.