When Sophia Wilcox was struggling through middle school, her stepdad Brian Sandusky really stepped up his support as a parent. With the intention of providing a little extra source of inspiration and to show that he cared, Sandusky started to leave uplifting notes on her door every morning before school.

Now, six years later, on a recent trip home from college Father’s Day Weekend, Sophia, age 20, gifted Sandusky with the collection of messages framed, along with another sweet picture of the two. Grab a tissue because Sandusky’s emotional reaction is a real tear-jerker!