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Stepfather Has Emotional Reaction To Special Announcement From His Stepdaughter On Her Graduation Day

A man wearing a black cowboy hat, his eyes wide with emotion.

One stepdaughter decided to change her name to honor her stepdad, and he was completely floored by the gesture! Since this was an important occasion, the high-schooler wanted to make it special. So, she chose to save the big reveal for her graduation day. Her mom, Melissa, caught the most incredible footage of the beautiful moment. This clip has received over three million views!

“When Jordyn turned 18 she decided to change her last name to Troutman,” she wrote at the beginning. “Travis didn’t about it until this happened. It’s her way of accepting him as her dad.”

In the video, Jordyn approached her stepfather at graduation and handed him a gift. It was a stuffed animal holding a bundle of papers tied together. Dad looked a little puzzled at first, but he quickly started unrolling the pages.

When you watch the footage, you can tell the exact second that this stepdad realized what he was reading. His eyes went wide as he looked up at his stepdaughter, totally touched that she had decided to change her name to his! Once he finished examining the documents, he pulled her in for a big hug.

Commenters were so moved by the precious video. Many pointed out how sweet it was that Travis was so meticulous while unwrapping the papers, making sure not to damage them.

“The moment he realized what he was holding, the head snap,” wrote one user. “So sweet. You gave him the best graduation gift. Congrats to your family.”

“His eyes when he realized,” said another.

A man wearing a black cowboy hat, his eyes wide with emotion.
Screengrab from TikTok

A third added, “Him being so careful with the wrapping, too.”

This stepdaughter couldn’t have picked a more meaningful way to show her stepdad how much he means to her than by choosing to change her last name to his. We’re sure neither of them will ever forget this very special graduation ceremony!

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