18-year-old Brittany Gayler now has a memory to cherish forever, thanks to a photo she tweeted of her dad walking her to school on her first day of kindergarten — and then one more time on her last day of high school. The side-by-side photos stole hearts everywhere, going immediately viral with over 51K likes and 10K retweets.
As Brittany tells Today, after finding the kindergarten photo, she and her father Jason just had to take a photo of her last day of high school as well. Jason was holding back the tears as they walked towards the school. “It was an emotional time,” he tells BuzzFeed. Those milestones are truly bittersweet!
When she combined the two photos and shared them to the world, it really hit Brittany.
“When I posted the tweet and going back and forth through the pictures, it just amazes me how fast it goes by. It feels like yesterday that we were taking that first picture,” she tells Today.
Yet despite how moving the photos are, there’s just one other thing that has people buzzing. How old was her dad when he had her? Like 10?
Shockingly, her father Jason is 38. But that didn’t stop commenters from marveling at his virtually unchanged appearance between the two photos — likening him to a “vampire that never ages,” a “rare anomaly,” and “Benjamin Button.” Not to mention, there were more than a few admirers of his good looks.
Obviously, this is a fantastic way to end the school year — and an era. Brittany told Today that after graduation, she’ll be going to junior college this fall in Tyler, Texas. We wish her the best of luck!