People Are in Tears Over the Heartwarming Note This Father Wrote About His Daughter and Learning English

(Photo: Gabby Alfaro via Twitter)

People Are in Tears Over the Heartwarming Note This Father Wrote About His Daughter and Learning English

When recent college grad Gabby Alfaro found her dad's letter, she knew she had to share it with the world.

Published June 21, 2017

  1. Meet Gabby Alfaro, a San Bernardino resident who just received her Masters in Education and Teaching

    When Gabby was a child, her father Carlos worked in landscaping and took night classes to learn English. Recently, Gabby's mother was cleaning and came across of one Carlos's old notebooks from night school.

    Gabby's mother showed her and her sister the note and they could not help but become emotional. 

  2. In the note, Carlos explains he wanted to go back to school to be an inspiration for his daughter

    The letter read:

    "It is amazing to see how fast some kids can learn the things we teach them. I have a daughter who just turn 6 years old, my wife and I used to read her books since she was 2 years old, now that she is in kindergarten, her teacher said that it's hard to believe how good she can read and spell.

    "The teacher thinks that she reads as good as a third grade kid. My daughter enjoys reading, we try to buy her lots of books, sometimes we go to the library where she can read as much as she wants, also we check out up to 20 books for her to read at home.

    "That's one of the reasons why I decided to go back to school. I want to be able to help her do the homework and show her that the only way to make her dreams come true is through education."

  3. Gabby, having just completed a degree to become an educator, knew she had to share the uplifting letter with her friends
  4. The tweet blew up and received many comments from people who could not stop crying
  5. Others spoke of how they could relate to both Gabby and her father
  6. Gabby has been hired as a teacher in the San Bernardino school district and attributes much of her success to her father

    "I wanted to show him how his hard work has paid off," Gabby told BuzzFeed News regarding her reason to share the letter. 

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Gabby Alfaro via Twitter)


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