Bailey was just 16 years old when her dad, Michael Sellers, passed away from cancer. Two months after her father’s death, Bailey arrived home on her 17th birthday to find a surprise bouquet of beautiful flowers on her front porch. The card read, “Happy birthday. You’ll be receiving these until you’re 21. Love, Daddy.”

Every year since her 17th birthday, Bailey has received a delivery of beautiful flowers from her dad. It was a reminder of his love for her that he pre-arranged with a local florist prior to his passing. Such a simple gesture has had a profound effect on Bailey. “He wanted to make sure that she knew that she was loved, and that he would be there through every milestone,” his widow, Kristi Sellers, told The Washington Post. “He wanted to make sure that she understood that he was there.”

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Bailey and her dad with the note he left
Michael’s last note to his daughter:

“Bailey, this is my last love letter to you until we meet again. I do not want you to shed a tear for me my baby girl for I am in a better place. You are and always will be the most precious jewel I was given. It is your 21st birthday and I want you to always respect your mamma and stay true to yourself. Be happy and live life to the fullest. I will still be with you with every milestone, just look around and there I will be.” Replying to people commenting on her post, Bailey wrote: “Every year I looked forward to my birthday because I felt like he was still here with me but this is the last year I get them, so it’s so heartbreaking.”