Marine father gives his daughter a pride flag for Christmas, along with a beautiful surprise

Christmas 2016 was apparently one long giant, heartwarming sob-fest.

Twitter user @SatanKotah, otherwise known as Dakotah, asked her father for a gay pride flag this year. Not only did she receive the flag, she also received a genuinely sincere, moving response from her father, a United States Marine.

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His gift of a flag came with a special note.

"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."

Dakotah then tweeted that she only planned to hang the flag in her room — she didn't expect him to hang it up outside.

Her tweet has since been shared more than 60,000 times.

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