Here’s Why People Are Getting Super Emotional Over This Father/Daughter Prom Tweet

Courtesy of Lourdes Medrano

Lourdes Medrano is one of millions of teenagers across the country who are in the middle of prom season. Medarno recently shared a photo of her and her father on Twitter — but it wasn’t the typical pre-prom photoshoot. Instead, Medrano’s photo was taken the day after her Everett Alvarez High School prom because her father had to work the night of her prom. She just wanted to give him a chance to get a photo with his daughter all dressed up. Medrano spoke with mitú about her photo, which went viral on Twitter. Here’s the story behind the tweet.

Lourdes Medrano wanted to give her father the prom pictures all parents look forward to, but there was a twist: they took the photos the day after prom.

“My dad works in tractors for Boutonnet Farms,” Medrano told mitú. “Since my dad is always helping out with my expenses, I just wanted to show him some appreciation back.”

The tweet featuring Medrano and her father has since received more than 52,000 retweets and more than 370,000 likes.

CREDIT: Courtesy of Lourdes Medrano

“I honestly am still super shocked it has gotten to this point, it all basically happened over night,” Medrano told mitú about her tweet going viral. “Many people have actually shared touching stories with me about their dads or how my tweet made them think about their fathers who had passed, which was really touching to me.”

The tweet has really resonated with people all over Twitter.

People are touched by her gesture.

“My dad is very old school, making it hard for him to understand how social media works,” Medrano told mitú about her father’s reaction to his social media fame. “But I did try explaining to him what was happening and he is in disbelief.”

There were those who doubted how genuine and authentic her tweet was because her father wasn’t smiling.

“I would say that it’s not true at all,” Medrano told mitú about those who doubt the authenticity of her tweet. “All I did was post a moment I had with my dad and that’s it. I didn’t think of it as anything more. But after a couple hours many people started to connect with me which I believe is the main reason it has gone viral. There are many other people who have been in the same situation as me.”

People were quick to come to her side, Medrano told mitú. Especially people who know that some fathers are not the smiling type.

Not to mention that a Latino dad not smiling in a photo is not that ground breaking. Like, at all.

As for the haters and doubters, they were quickly dragged by those who saw the tweet.

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People were not having it with those calling the authenticity of the message into question.

But, overall, people who saw this tweet reacted a lot like this:

Tears ?? were ?? flowing. ??

It really is a really sweet gesture by Medrano to include her dad like that.

Way to go, Lourdes.

Your father must be so proud of the caring woman you are clearly becoming.

READ: What Started As Wanting To Fill His Eyebrows Ended With This Woman Giving Her Dad A Full Face

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This Little Boxer Is Destined To Be Great Because She Works For It


This Little Boxer Is Destined To Be Great Because She Works For It

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Jesselyn “JessZilla” Silva is a 10 year-old girl from Bergenfield, New Jersey, who is just like any other kid. She goes to school. She’s in the fifth grade. She worries about her family and friends. Does homework. She also likes video games, even though she “doesn’t have time” for them. All normal “kid” things, except there’s one very important distinction about this young lady: She’ll KNOCK YOU OUT.

In this Op-Doc from the New York Times, we see Jesselyn Silva, a 10-year-old boxer, train, and discuss fighting for her dreams literally and figuratively.

Credit: New York Times

Her work ethic is out of this world, pushing through a headache during her training session just to perfect her skills. She keeps a dream calendar, with goals that she wants to reach. One of them is going to the 2024 Olympics and winning gold. She says that she “Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, maybe like 100 ‘evers,’ thinks anything is too difficult for me.” Right before challenging “any girls that want to fight me that are on my level,” and then she goes on to say “I need some sparring and I need some fights so I can get my higher level. Know what I mean?”

Her father is supportive, but is understandably nervous for his daughter.

Credit: New York Times

This is the face he makes when she says “I already know that I’m going to become professional.” Although he’s apprehensive to see his little girl get hit, he still understands, loves and supports his daughter’s desire to be the best, even if it makes his stomach turn. He supports her wanting to become pro, and win gold at “three Olympics.” That’s the type of love dreams are made of.

This video where she spars with a boy should be set to the song “anything you can do, I can do better.”

Her social media following has already begun, with people being inspired by her grit and skill and sending positive messages as well.

Here she is last year on CBS Sports speaking to boxer Laila Ali and other sportscasters, like a seasoned professional.

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She is mature beyond her years. I guess punching boys will do that to you. ? ?

We can’t wait to see her at the Olympics!

You can’t be a real boxer without an epic shadow-boxer profile photo, good things she’s got one. She’s ready. Keep up the good work!

READ: This Latina Was Accepted To 11 Medical Schools And It Was Not Because Of Affirmative Action

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