Graduating from college is a significant achievement in anyone’s life. Typically, the graduation ceremony and receiving the diploma are the highlights of the day. The most memorable moment for one father was not walking across the stage, but rather sitting in the audience.
When Aashish Nalawade walked across the stage, his young daughter, Shivaee, yelled, “Congratulations Daddy!!! I Love You,” he said in the video he posted on Instagram.
While the audience laughed at the sweet gesture, the proud father could not help but smile at her, blowing a kiss and responding, “I love you.”
As little Shivaee responds, “I love you, daddy,” the audience can be heard breaking into laughter again.
Moved by the moment, Aashish shared the following message on his Instagram account: “My graduation ceremony wouldn’t have got any better without my little princess.”
“As her words ecoed (sic) through the silent ceremony hall- ‘Congratulations Daddy!!! I Love You!’ My heart melted along with all the others present.”
“Rather than the graduation award, I felt ‘Being father to my daughter’ is the biggest accomplishment and achievement to me. She is the world’s best daughter, but you know what people actually say ‘LIKE DAUGHTER LIKE FATHER’”.
The adorable graduation cheer made many people comment as below:
- “I watched more than 20 times easily. The bonding between daddy and daughter unbreakable.”
- “This seriously made my day. I’m freaking teary eyed at work. This was just Beautiful. Period”
- “Such a sweet and pure moment of love.”
- “I’m watching this tearing up. To hear that angelic little voice cheering was everything!”
Later, sharing his life story on Humans of Bombay, Aashish revealed he went back to school to pursue his master’s degree when he was 34 years old and with a family.