Teen posts now-and-then graduation photo with her dad and it's too adorable

Teen posts now-and-then graduation photo with her dad and it's too adorable

19-year-old Tori Roach took to Twitter last week to share a pair of graduation photos to honour her dad, Dennis, and was left gobsmacked by the reaction. After sharing two side-by-side snaps of the two of them from her high school graduation in 2018, and one of the pair from her father's graduation, 18 years ago, the post quickly went viral.

"18 years later," she captioned the pictures, and yeah, it's enough to warm the coldest of hearts.

"I'm from a small town and nothing like that ever happens over here," Tori - who graduated from Huntsville High School in Texas back in May of last year - told People. "I didn't expect it to blow up like that! Once it started happening, I was like, 'Oh my gosh!' I called my family and I was like, 'Everyone's sharing the pictures!'"

Of course, it was rather strange - albeit sweet -  to graduate from the same high school her father did 18 years prior. "It was really cool because it was the same place that he graduated from!" she continued to the publication. "For me to be in the same place that he was 18 years before that, it was really cool. It brought me and my dad closer in a way because we could share that moment, and I feel that not many other people get to experience that."

The tweet quickly garnered over 175,000 likes and 67,000 retweets. "Ugh this is just the sweetest," wrote one Twitter user, while another joked, "I was really hoping to see you holding him after lol."

Most people, however, commented on how Tori's father hasn't aged a day. "Damn did you dad age any," questioned one Twitter user, and another added "I scrolled your pics to find more pics of your dad and was very disappointed."

"Congrats your daddy fine," wrote a third.

It went so far, in fact, that Tori had to clarify that her dad is happily taken: "For everyone asking, yes this is my dad, he's 37, and no he isn't single. I have another sibling on the way."

Tori is currently a student at Sam Houston State University in Houston, TX, and she plans to recreate the photo once more when she graduates in 2022. "When I graduate from Sam Houston, it'll be in the same stadium that I graduated in from high school and the same stadium that he graduated in from high school," she explained.