HAD A WEEP yet today? No? Well here you go.
Illinois teen Lauren Hernandez wanted to give thanks to the man who, although not her biological father, raised her along with her mother since she was just a year old.
At her graduation party, she presented Joe Iosco with a gift-wrapped box. Inside, he found a framed poem, which read:
Some people would say you’re not my real dad, but I know this isn’t true
For you’ve been a real dad to me in all the things we’ve been through
Beneath the poem lay adoption papers – and when Joe spotted them, he fell to his knees with emotion. A video of the moment is going hugely viral on social media:
Speaking to Babble, Lauren said that Joe always made her feel “loved”.
He paid for school supplies, clothes, food… and he put a roof over my head. Joe and my mom have two daughters together, but he always makes sure I don’t feel left out.