It’s a tough day for a parent when your little kid becomes an adult. When that day came for dad Tom Sullivan, he decided to give his daughter Meg a proper sendoff.
After 13 years of peeling his daughter’s oranges in her school lunch, Tom decided enough was enough. It was time to let his daughter 18-year-old daughter fend for herself, even if that means sticky fingers.
“My dad started making my lunches for school in elementary school, and it just never stopped, Meg explained in an email. “Sometime last year my family started to make jokes about how my dad still peels my oranges at age 17 for my lunch. He ignored us and kept peeling them.”
But on Meg’s last day of high school, her father had a surprise for her. “It’s time baby girl,” a note reads inside her lunch along with a drawing of a crying face.
“On my last day of high school I pulled out my lunch and found a sheet of wikiHow directions inside the bag with two unpeeled oranges (for the first time in many many years),” Meg wrote.
Yes, her dad sent her to school with a WikiHow article. That’s just brutal.
While cute and obviously a joke, Meg says that there is some real sadness in this whole thing.
“I’m his last kiddo leaving for college this year and you can tell he’s really really sad about it, but I thought the note was really funny and ended up laughing about it!” Meg said.
Meg later tweeted the picture, which has since racked up more than 54,000 retweets at the time of writing, something Meg says she wasn’t expecting.
People loved it.
Your dad is so cute haha. So are you
Andrea liao (@Lauren021209) June 1, 2017
“I was shocked when my tweet blew up; I didn’t expect it at all,” Meg wrote. “Everyone’s reactions were like, ‘I’m crying over this, it’s so sad,’ but I posted it because I mostly thought it was cute and funny!”
Meg kept her father updated with the amount of attention her tweet was getting.
“I kept yelling down stairs to him how many likes were at and he kept laughing about it,” said Meg. “He doesn’t really get Twitter, so yesterday when I told him I had 300 likes he was like ‘is that a lot?'”
Now that the tweet has more than 249,000 favs, things have changed a bit.
“Now he’s just kinda in as much shock as I am, and joking about how his ‘life is complete,'” Meg said.
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