Michigan dad's Facebook birthday post to daughter goes viral


DETROIT – Total dad move.

Joe Pellatt wanted to wish his daughter Raylin, a student at Michigan State University, a happy birthday this week.

To celebrate, he posted a photo of Raylin and a seal, which was taken during a family fishing trip more than two years ago.

The caption of the photo read: "Happy 21st birthday to my beautiful daughter (left) Raylin!"

Raylin tweeted the post, saying: "Thanks for the clarification, Dad."

The post has been retweeted more than 182K times since July 21.

Raylin told BuzzFeed her dad thought she "would laugh at it, and maybe a few of his friends on Facebook would appreciate it."

"He fits the mold of the 'total dad' and loves to golf, fish, barbecue, and travel," she said of Joe.


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