Traditions can be tough to keep up with. As each year passes, it gets a little easier to keep a tradition going until it just becomes a habit, an inevitability of the everyday routine.
18-year-old Meg Sullivan and her dad, Tom, have been keeping up a fun tradition since she was in kindergarten.
Her dad makes sure to peel her oranges for lunch every day before school, sending her off with the snack all taken care of.
According to Buzzfeed, the cute lunchtime routine began after Meg’s parents divorced. Eventually, her whole family began to joke about her dad still peeling her oranges for her. Age didn’t stop Tom.
“He ignored us and kept peeling them, and then yesterday when I got to school on my last day of high school, I pulled out my lunch and found two unpeeled oranges and a printout,” Sullivan told Buzzfeed.
My dad has been peeling oranges for my lunch since kindergarten & on my last day of high school I got this instead pic.twitter.com/N8B2qb43qA
— Megs (@megsullivan07) May 31, 2017
The message wasn’t at all what she expected. “I thought it was just going to be a letter saying ‘happy last day of school!’ or something,” she said.
Now she knows how to peel an orange after a few lessons, but she will always remember her dad’s constant love.
“I’m his last kiddo leaving for college this year, and you can tell he’s really really sad about it,” Sullivan said. “He has always gone above and beyond and is easily the cutest and most caring man I’ll ever know. It’s gonna break my heart to leave him for college no doubt.”
WELL, grab the tissues. In case you’re tearing up with emotion, Twitter’s responses will also have you crying laughing.
That just hit me so hard in my heart…. wow ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kjN27BuiiC
— Princess_Aliyah (@leekeeboo96) June 1, 2017
— 🥀 (@Ravuhz) June 1, 2017
Everyone seemed emotional and overcome, but another user also couldn’t help but shoot their shot.
Your dad is so cute haha. So are you
— Andrea liao (@Lauren021209) June 1, 2017
No matter what, at least Meg and her dad had this tradition and kept it going. Looks like they’ll form new ways of showing their love with college.