Sisters surprise stepdad of 12 years saying they're taking his surname

We love seeing videos of parents who surprise their foster children with the news that they’re going to be adopted.

Other times, we see children announce to their parents that they want to be permanent members of the family by changing their names.

The sweet family moments are highly emotional and get a lot of love online.

The latest heartwarming video was uploaded by Twitter user Jia, from Renton, Washington.

She revealed that she and her sister were living with her stepdad for the last 12 years after their biological dad was abusive.

On Father’s Day, they decided to tell their stepfather that they would be making their family ties legal by taking his surname.

They filmed his reaction which saw him burst into happy tears and embrace his daughters, who revealed the news on a special card for him.

Jia’s post, which saw her and her sister hug their dad, was liked by more than 200,000 people.

In the post, she wrote: ‘My biological dad was a drug addict and physically abusive to my mother. 12 years ago, my stepdad brought the light into our world again.

‘He’s always loved me and my sister as his own. And so we decided to change our last name this Father’s Day. I love you Dad.’

The poignant video touched many people, some of whom revealed their own similar stories.

One user shared an equally cute story saying: ‘Did the same thing for my dad in December. He found out when they called my name as I crossed the stage on graduation day to get my degree.’

‘It also happened to be his birthday that day too so it was perfect but the last name change was the least I could do after everything he done for me. He’s solid and that’s my father. Glad we both experienced that love.’

Twitter user Diana added hers, saying: ‘This is beautiful. My stepdad finalised my adoption two weeks before my wedding so he would be my father walking me down the aisle.

She ended the post with: ‘Any man can be a father, only special men are dads.’

If you’ll excuse us, some of us are off to cry.

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