Gabriella Guardado, 22, placed adoption papers and a pen inside a gift bag and presented them to her stepdad, David Lynde, on his birthday.

In a video capturing the tear-jerking moment, you can see David pull out the adoption papers while surrounded by his family. After taking some time to understand what he was holding, the 53-year-old quickly became very emotional by Gabriella’s incredibly sweet gesture. Still choked up, you could hear him say:

“Gabby, you have no idea how much that means to me. You have no idea.”

Watch the precious moment it all unfolded…

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