“Holding back the tears.”
Meet 18-year-old Brittany and her dad, Jason Gayler. They live in a small town in Texas. Last Thursday was her last day of high school, the teen told BuzzFeed News.
Her father decided to walk Brittany to school on her last day. He was inspired by this old photograph of him walking 5-year-old Brittany to her first day of kindergarten.
So on the teen's final day of high school, he walked her to school again, for the last time.
The father said that he was "holding back the tears." "It was an emotional time," he said.
The teen said the walk was bittersweet. "I’ve always been so grateful that my parents have always been there for me," she said. She was also a ~bit~ embarrassed.
“She’s still a cool teen — if you know what I mean," her dad laughed.