You hear so many parents say it. They would do anything for the happiness of their children. One father went through countless hours of work between three jobs to afford a dress that his daughter had eyed for a school dance. The moment he unveiled the dress for his daughter happened to be caught on film where you can see the beautiful exchange below.
Ricky Smith is 36 years old and has a daughter at the age of 14. He loves his daughter but to make ends meet, Ricky had to work three jobs where he may not get a day off during a full week. When his daughter had a school dance coming up, she found the perfect dance. Coming in at $200, she wasn’t sure if the dress was in the realm of possibilities for her father. That’s when Ricky downplayed the dress but started to work as much overtime he could.
Between working at McDonald’s, Popeyes and Circle K, Ricky was able to afford the dress where he surprised her at McDonald’s. He first claimed that the dress was not the one she had hoped while he unzipped the bag. Instead, he claimed that the dress was an older piece from his grandmother, but once it was revealed that it was the dress she wanted, her face lit up.
To Ricky, the amount of overtime and working at times a full seven days a week was well worth it just to see the glow and admiration from his daughter. This is one great dad who not only works to supply a living for his daughter but to also surprise her with a gift that was no easy feat for him financially.