A Minnesota father was having a typical daddy-daughter outing with his little girl at a coffee shop when she asked him a simple but poignant question: “Daddy, can you not read the paper or doodle or check email today? Can we just be together?”
After their father-daughter date, a kind note from a stranger reminded him just how valuable the time he spends with his daughter is.
The anonymous letter was left by a woman after he got up briefly to pick up a snack at the counter. David Rosenman shared a snapshot of the note on his Facebook page, which has now been shared over 8,300 times.
The note read,
"I work at a school where many daughters don't have fathers & those who do have never in their lives had him watch + listen + devote 100% of his attention to her for so long as you did on one Sunday morning. You have no idea what a gift you are giving to all the teachers who are responsible for educating her from now until she graduates."
Rosenman added a touching caption to the photo as a reminder to people to truly be present and to pay attention to those you love. We could all do well to keep his words top of mind, especially in the digital age. Read the heartwarming post in its entirety below.