Dad is overwhelmed by the worldwide reaction to 3 family photos he posted on social media

In our lives, we take photos to remember the special-and sometimes mundane-events.

Families surely have albums full of photos taken at graduations, birthdays, and anniversaries.

It’s no different for this family from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Ciarán Shannon shared photos of his daughter, Niamh, at different stages of her education in an effort to show the world how proud he is of her.

Three pictures show the couple holding hands outside their home while standing in the same spot.

Shannon also posted the images on Twitter as his entry for the “How it Started” contest. The “How it’s going” internet trend.

There have been over 88.6K retweets and 948.9K likes for the heartwarming father-daughter pictures.

He wasn’t expecting the level of momentum it gained within days of posting the photos.

“I’ve just watched the numbers increase,” he told BBC. When the tumble dryer is on, it’s like watching the electric meter.”

Shannon, 25, teaches math and science. Brenda, her mother, took all the photos.

Ciarán Shannon with his daughter Niamh

The first picture was taken on Niamh’s first day at St. Therese of Lisieux Primary School in September 1999. Her second photo was taken on her last day in May 2013, and her most recent photo was taken in the summer of 2018 during her university graduation.

“I think I was more nervous than she was. “I was ecstatic,” Mr. Shannon recalled.

In the family’s home, the pictures are framed and displayed on a wall. The rest of the world can now see these photos.

However, Mr. Shannon doesn’t seem to mind at all. Niamh’s father is more than willing to tell millions of people how proud he is of her.

“I am astonished at how my pictures have been received,” he said. Now nearly a million people know how proud I am of my daughter.”

Twitter users who were touched by the images left these comments.

“I don’t know either of you, but you made my day. @DecPierce replied, “Thank you.”.

What a wonderful piece of history! Like us all, as a dad I’ve learned that time passes more quickly with younger children, but all moments are precious. It’s a great way to remember moments in time! @LeeMFraser commented, “Thank you for sharing.”.

“What a beautiful record of milestones. That relationship is very lucky for you. @nutbrittles thanks you for sharing this on such a depressing day for me.

The “How It Started, How It’s Going” trend began with couples sharing an old photo and a current one. It gradually caught on, and other people began posting pictures of themselves with their pets or showing their achievements.

Unlike many online trends right now, this one makes sense!

This single father and his daughter, Carli Saville, went viral on Twitter as another dad-and-daughter duo.

In preparation for a date, Jeff sent Carli photos of himself wearing different outfits. She shared the pictures on Twitter because she thought they were so cute.

A single dad asks for advice on date outfits. “My heart,” she captioned the photo.

It blew up and received hundreds of thousands of likes!

Carli couldn’t tell her dad about her newfound fame before he came home with sad news: he had been stood up.

Her followers flooded her with messages asking if they could set her dad up with someone they knew. Her next step was to help him set up his own Twitter account.

He says he is “being asked out a lot,” but he is “very private.”

Carli, however, hopes that her father finds a suitable partner, saying that he deserves it more than anyone else she knows.

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