She wanted the dress, but he said they couldn’t afford it at first.
Ricky Smith struggles to make ends meet despite working three jobs in Monongahela, Pennsylvania: McDonald’s, Popeye’s, and Circle K.
His daughter Nevaeha, 14, requested a $200 outfit for her 8th-grade graduation, so he was hesitant.
Nevaeha told Good Morning America, “I wanted that dress.” “Is it in our budget?”””
In response to seeing the pricing, Ricky said, “Uh, I’m not sure, but I’ll see what I can do.”
Even though Ricky wouldn’t guarantee his daughter the white top and floral skirt, he still worked hard for it. All three of his jobs required him to work extra shifts, often seven days a week.
Finally, he was able to purchase the outfit, and Nevaeha’s mother persuaded him to give it to her as a present.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you surprised her?” she suggested. Ricky told GMA.
Ricky called Nevaeha into his office, and her mother accompanied her to record the big revelation.
Ricky told GMA, “I was working at McDonald’s that day and I put the outfit in the back.” “She walked in and I showed her the dress and told her that her grandma had purchased it for her, and I told her, ‘This isn’t the outfit you wanted, but I hope you like it.'”
Nevaeha was devastated.
“I thought this was going to be an old lady’s dress,” she said.
However, it was the clothing she had requested. She cried and hugged her father in a video that has gone viral.
Ricky said on GMA, “Seeing the smile on her face was priceless.” “I couldn’t help but smile.”
“My heart felt like it had more love in it after the big reveal,” the 14-year-old said.
I adore him and am overjoyed to have him as my father.” – NEVAEHA SMITH
It isn’t always possible to give our children what they want. We shouldn’t, because they need to learn about life by not always getting what they want.
I think it’s especially nice to buy our children things out of love and a desire to make them happy when we have the means. Sometimes we do it as a way of setting an example.
This story isn’t just about an incredible father making his daughter smile; it’s also about the value of hard work and the gratitude that comes from it.