The long-term impact of a loving parent cannot be overstated. Yes, there will be highs and lows for every child, but just knowing that mom or dad is in their corner can make a powerful difference to self-esteem.

As one mom recently discovered, expressions of unconditional love may be more appreciated than we realize!

In a TikTok video that went viral in December 2022, Sabrina Clendenin shared her emotional reaction to finding dozens of saved lunch notes written by her husband, Jordan Clendenin, to their three daughters.

The touching video shows Sabrina tearing up at the sight of these messages, along with the caption, “When you find all the lunch notes your kids keep from their dad.”

Check out these loving affirmations from a devoted dad: “Hi! You are amazing! You are the coolest 8 yr old I know! LOVE YOU!” and “Hi! You make us soo proud! I love being your dad!”

Is it any wonder the Clendenin girls cherish their lunch notes? After all, what kid doesn’t want to be reminded of how special they are?

And to spread the love even more, according to Sabrina, other dads have said they’re going to start doing something similar because of her video.

Watch Sabrina’s heartwarming reaction, and remember to share with other dads like Jordan — thanks for always stepping up!