There is nothing in this world sweeter than a dad's love for his daughter. This is proved by seeing the beautiful relationship between HaLeigh and her step-dad David, who shares a bond so strong that the father-daughter duo has moved even the strangers on social media with tears. Read the whole story of HaLeigh's sweetest surprise birthday present for her dad and we warn you not to get emotional after watching the video.
#1 David Got A Sweetest Surprise For His Birthday
The local Corpus Christi dad got a shock of a lifetime when his 13-year old stepdaughter surprised him with a heartwarming birthday gift. The young girl surprised her dad with the adoption papers revealing that she has changed her surname, taking up her step dad's name. The gift was given just in time of the valentines day.
The heartwarming reaction was captured on the camera.
#2 HaLeigh Shares A Strong Bond With Her Step-Dad
HaLeigh was just 9 months old when her mother Angel Trevino married David "Tudy" Trevino. HaLeigh bonded well with her step-dad from day one and looking at their relationship an outsider can never claim that the father-daughter duo is not related by blood. HaLeigh's mom Angel proudly says, "From day one he has accepted her as his own, immediately."
Growing up, one thing that confused the young girl was that why she does not share the same with her dad.
#3 HaLeigh Also Wanted To Take Up Her Dad's Surname
David says, HaLeigh has been trying to write her name as Trevino in School since young, "She's been trying to write her name as Trevino in school for years now, but she had to go by the name on the birth certificate."
Seeing their daughter's determination, the Trevino family has been considering the option of making HaLeigh David's daughter legally and had actually started the official procedure since last November.
#4 Angel And Her Daughter Secretly Worked On The Documents
Going through the legal procedure Angel and HaLeigh both realized that they would be able to make the document s official just in time of valentines day thus they can give a perfect surprise to David for his upcoming birthday and the valentines day.
#5 Sweet Surprise Given To David Just In Time For Valentine's Day And His Upcoming Birthday
So the sweet surprise was given to David a day before valentines day and Angel captured the emotional moment on her camera. Angel uploaded the emotional video on social media, where David could be seen reading HaLeigh's birthday letter and getting the surprise. Angel captioned the video, "FINALLY! This happened today!"
The emotional video and post got publics attention quickly and Angel's story became the most trending overnight. The online community congratulated the family for such a heartwarming gift and sent love and support towards the Trevino family.
#6 Getting Love And Support From The Online Community
David got a lot of appraisal messages on strangers for his devotion towards his daughter, one person emotionally commented, "Yes, I cried too ... tears of happiness for the whole family ... congratulations ... and I agree with George Tello Jr. ... it takes a hell of a real man to raise someone else's child as their own ... my 3 girls were raised without their dad (his choice) ... but they didn't miss out on anything because my dad stepped up and was at all their sports games, choir recitals, band performances, awards assemblies, parades, graduations ... everything ... he was their biggest fan ... it's only been 3 months but he's sorely missed ... r.i.p. dad."
Another stranger commented, "I don’t personally know you guys, but wanted to wish you and your family all the happiness in the world. Thanks for sharing this beautiful moment with everyone!"
#7 David's Says HaLeigh Stole His Heart A Long Time Ago
Talking about the surprise his family gave to him, David told local media that he had an idea about the gift, but that did not make the moment any less special for him. "I kinda knew right away what it was," David said. "When I started reading it, everyone knows I don't cry. But this little girl stole my heart. I couldn't hold it in. It was a big lump in my throat. I didn't want to cry, I tried not to."
Angel confessed that she never knew that the story would get so much public attention and a lot of people have been messaging her to ask about the procedure, "I've had so many people message and ask how did you do it, because people don't know, and I hope this encourages people to go for it."