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Dad's touching birthday flower delivery goes viral on Twitter

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -

When Bailey Sellers turned 21 on Friday, her dad had flowers delivered to her home in Knoxville, Tennessee. Michael William Sellers has done the same thing for her daughter every year since her 16th birthday.

On Friday, Bailey shared photos of the flowers, the card, and a photo of father and daughter together on the beach, because her 21st birthday bouquet was extra meaningful.

Mr. Sellers lost his battle with cancer at age 56, five years before Bailey's milestone 21st birthday. He arranged to have flowers delivered to his daughter every year on his birthday and prepaid to have them delivered for five years. That means Friday's delivery is the last she'll receive from her father. 

Bailey posted a tweet about the special delivery and it has since gone viral with over a million likes, 327,000 retweets and 12,000 replies.

The card that accompanied the bouquet is handwritten. It reads:

"Bailey, this is my last love letter to you until we meet again. I do not want you to shed another tear for me my baby girl for I am in a better place. You are and always will be the most precious jewel I was given. It is your 21st birthday and I want you to always respect your momma and yourself. Be happy and live life to the fullest. I will still be with you through every milestone, just look around and there I'll be."

Following the outpouring of support on social media, Bailey posted a note of gratitude on Saturday.

"I'm so thankful my dad's thoughtfulness brought so many people happiness," she wrote.

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