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This Dad Gave His High Schooler a Dr. Seuss Book. But When She Opened It, She Instantly Was in Tears

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A childhood book can make a meaningful graduation gift for a student before he or she heads into the real world. But what this father did with such a book will truly touch your heart.

When Brenna Martin was celebrating the end of high school, her father gave her a present: a bag containing a copy of the book, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss. Martin was happy to get the familiar story–which has a message that’s often invoked during graduations. But this wasn’t just any copy of the famous book.

“On the first page, I see a short paragraph written by none other than my kindergarten teacher. I start tearing up but I’m still confused. He tells me, ‘Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day you started kindergarten I’ve gotten every teacher, coach and principal to write a little something about you inside this book,'” Martin wrote on Facebook about her father’s thoughtful gift.

The highlight for Martin (and we’re sure for Dad, too) was reading through how much she’s changed over the years–as well as how much she hadn’t.

“My early teachers mention my ‘pigtails and giggles‘ while my high school teachers mention my ‘wit and sharp thinking.’ But they all mention my humor and love for life.”

What a meaningful, memorable present for this girl to treasure forever.

"I graduated High School this week. When my dad said he had a present for me I thought I was getting some cheesy…

Posted by Love What Matters on Saturday, February 6, 2016

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