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April 04, 2017

Leaving behind family to embark on a work trip is never easy — especially when you've got a daughter you like to call Tatertot waiting anxiously for you to come home.

In a story that is very seriously putting tears in my eyes and making it hard to type, Tate (Tatertot's real name) slipped an adorable handwritten note into her father's suitcase before he left for a business trip. Read it and weep (happy tears, people):

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“Dear Daddy,” the note reads, attached to a small elephant plush toy. “You can use dumbo, I love you, Good morning, Good night, Sweet dreams, I love you to the moon and back. Also get me a suvaneir!”

According to Reddit, where a photo of the note was originally posted, Tate is actually a nine-year-old in 4th grade (with the reading level of a sixth grader, her father proudly shares). 

When you think about the importance a stuffed animal plays into a child's life, Tatertot is actually making a big sacrifice by offering up what is surely a beloved toy to give her dad company on his travels. Of course, her father rewarded her Dumbo rental with a friend for the toy elephant: a stuffed I <3 New York teddy bear. Well done, dad and daughter.

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