Woman Turns Daily Childhood Notes From Stepdad Into Best Father’s Day Gift Years Later

Father's Day Framed Notes by Sophia Wilcox

If you’re someone who keeps hold of sentimental items such as ticket stubs and old letters, you’re sure to relate to a woman in Maryland named Sophia Wilcox. Since she was a little girl, her stepfather, Brian Sandusky, would pin an inspiring note on her door every day before she went to middle school. Now, 6 years later, she decided to repay his kind gesture by framing the hand-written mementos for Father’s Day.

“During middle school, my stepdad used to leave me a note on my door each day to inspire me,” Wilcox wrote on Twitter. “Well, I kept those notes & it's been 6 years since then. Today I gave him those notes back.” Wilcox posted a video of her stepfather opening the framed notes, which are arranged around a photo of them both. She captures the heartwarming moment when Sandusky realizes what he’s looking at. Visibly choked up, he says, “These are all your notes.”

Wilcox spent about a day putting the thoughtful gift together. She says, “I'm a big sucker for picture frames as gifts so when I remembered the notes I realized I wanted to somehow frame them.” After the camera was turned off, the pair read over the notes in awe, noting that there are no duplicates—each daily message was different.

For Father's Day, Sophia Wilcox framed her stepdad's notes that she kept since middle school and gave them back as a gift.

Sophia Wilcox: Twitter
h/t: [Reddit]

All images via Sophia Wilcox.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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