Dad Walks Daughter to School on First and Last Day

We loved walking our kids into their first grade classroom but by the time the were seniors in high school, we were strictly forbidden from accompanying them to school. But recently, Jason Gayler found a picture of himself walking his 5-year-old daughter Brittany to school, on her first day of school. Dad and Brittany decided to recreate the original photo.

Dad Walks Daughter to School on First and Last Day

When Brittany tweeted the original photo and the new image of her dad walking her to school on her last day of high school, the twittersphere erupted. The image has, to date, garnered over fifty-seven thousand likes, thousands of re-tweets and hundreds of comments many of which asked how it was possible that Brittany’s dad looks younger than he did twelve years ago. Others lauded Jason for highlighting the importance of fatherhood and called for more fathers to walk their kids to school.

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What Brittany may not have realized is that by allowing her dad Jason to walk her to school on her last day of high school, she has not only created a memory that the two of them will always share, but she created a beautiful image that the rest of us LOVE!!!

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About Helene Wingens

Helene Wingens has always been passionate about painting pictures with words. She has been writing and editing since the beginning of time. She graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in psychology and three years later from Boston University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. In a year long clerkship for an appellate judge Helene honed her writing skills by drafting weekly appellate memoranda. She practiced law until she practically perfected it and after taking a brief twenty year hiatus to raise her three children she began writing a personal blog Her essays have been published in: Scary Mommy, BonBonBreak, Kveller, Better After 50, The Forward, Club Mid, and Grown and Flown where she is a Contributing Editor. You can visit Helene's website here

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