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“Standing in” for dad

Leslie Brown

When a father is taken too soon from this life, no one can take his place but some may help out and fill that void, if even for a moment.

Tricia Santuzzi’s husband was killed in the line of duty leaving behind two sons and a very young daughter. When her daughter was old enough for the annual Father/Daughter dance, one of her sons stepped in.

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“This is my son and daughter. For the second year in a row, since she has been old enough to go, he has escorted her to their school’s Father/Daughter dance. Their father was a police officer, killed in the line of duty in 2008. I had two boys at the time, and was pregnant with my daughter. I’m so proud of my son for stepping in and showing his little sister a great night. He is my hero.”

Thousands of people have shared the inspiring post, while mothers around the country have been contributing to the comments with similar stories.

Amy Millar shared:

“We lost my dad four years ago, and my brother does the same for my little sister. He flies home from college to take her every year. Props to all the wonderful big brothers out there.”

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Tabitha Feliciano shared:

“My oldest son did the same thing for my oldest daughter just a year after my husband passed away from Cancer… It takes true little men to step in and it melts my heart to see this.”


No one can take a father’s place that’s why here at UA, dad’s matter. To see more on this story, click here: SunnySkyz Sons and Daughters

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