This Christmas, Twitter user Dakotah asked for a gay pride flag for Christmas from her father, a retired marine of 20 years.
She got the flag, plus a heartwarming letter.
My dad got me the best Christmas present I have ever received this year.
The tweet, which has been retweeted 38,000 times, included a photo of a letter from her dad. He wrote:
Merry Christmas Dakotah,
When I saw that a gay pride flag was on your list, at first I thought it was an odd request. But after thinking about it, I think I know why.
I reckon that you feel that everyone else in the family, except grandma, has a flag that represents someone we were/are a part of. I have the Marine Corps, grandpa and mom have the navy, and Darr has the army. So it makes sense that you would want a flag to represent something you are a part of.
I present you with this flag, to display how you would like. In the spring, when I hang the flags up, I would be proud to hang yours up.
Dakota said the letter made her well up:
But she wasn't the only one moved by her dad's words: