Being a stepparent is often a challenging and thankless job.
And 22-year-old Gabriella Guardado is aware of this when it comes to the man who has been taking care of her since she was 10 years old. In fact, she is so thankful for all that her stepdad, David Lynde, has done for her that she decided to show her appreciation in the best possible way.
After her mom, Lori Ann, ended an abusive relationship with Gabriella's father, she met and married Lynde, who helped raise her four children. Gabriella quickly grew to think of him as her own father and wanted him to adopt her when she was 12, but her biological dad wouldn't sign off on it.
A few years after she turned 18, though, she realized that she could still legally become his daughter. That's when she gave him a gift he'd never forget.
What an amazing moment to witness. I'm sure I speak for the whole family when I say they are really lucky that he came into their lives.