A dad and daughter duo have gone viral this week for their heartwarming "first-day" tradition, and it's probably the most heartwarming thing you'll see today...
Now, the first day of school will always be a momentous occasion.
via: GettyA child starting school is a definitive marker of "growing up" to most tearful parents, so it's understandable that the landmark is marked and celebrated.
There are plenty of ways in which parents can mark the moment their babies fly the nest (well, kind of fly the nest)...
via: GettyBut perhaps the most popular tradition is the iconic "first day of school" photograph.
Come on parents - you've all done it.
via: GettyYou may have convinced yourself that you're "not that kind of parent" but, as soon as the dreaded first day of school rolled by, that camera was out and it was snapping away.
Admittedly, it's a very cute tradition.
via: GettyWho doesn't love a photo of your little one baring their teeth out of excitement for their big day?
Anyway, this tradition is usually reserved for the first day of elementary school...
via: GettyBecause our children are definitely cuter at that age, right?
Well, one family has recently gone viral for their admirable dedication to this tradition.
via: GettyCiarán Ó’Seanáin, from Belfast, Ireland, took to Twitter earlier this month to share his and his daughter's adorable first-day of school tradition.
Ciarán decided to join in with Twitter's "How It Started, How It's Going" trend...
via: TwitterBy sharing 3 photos of himself with his daughter, Niamh, at 3 different stages of her schooling.
Yep, instead of reserving the photo tradition to just elementary school...
via: TwitterCiarán documented his daughter's first day of high school and her college graduation day, too.
Each picture was taken from the same spot on the street outside their family home...
@CiaranNB How lovely. This made me smile so wide. Thank you.— Colm Tobin (@Colm Tobin)1602363358.0
People are loving the sentiment behind the photos...
@CiaranNB So lovely- seeing the kiddies grow, that’s what it’s all about.— Aideen Kennedy (@Aideen Kennedy)1602525365.0
@CiaranNB Just a father and a daughter going at life. Truly beautiful— cutie (@cutie)1602481051.0
@CiaranNB seriously cute 🤗— Badass RAJAT 😎😏😏 (@Badass RAJAT 😎😏😏)1602484842.0
@CiaranNB @PickardJE Oh how lovely. ♥️— Jo_will_do (@Jo_will_do)1602536895.0
@CiaranNB What a brilliant series of photos. Love it.— Ann Marie (Sheerin) Part☘ (@Ann Marie (Sheerin) Part☘)1602360351.0
@CiaranNB So beautiful and a very sentimental picture I’m sure for both of you x❤️💞🥰😢— Sarah Seoige (@Sarah Seoige)1602365902.0
@CiaranNB Great photos. Lovely bond between them. It's all that really matters. Nothing else.— Misha B (@Misha B)1602371520.0
@CiaranNB Fair play to the Dad, devoutly committed to brown shoes.— donryan (@donryan)1602405126.0
@CiaranNB Ooh this is the wholesome content we all need in our lives 🥺🥰— Sophie 🏳️🌈🌻🏴 (@Sophie 🏳️🌈🌻🏴)1602407870.0
@CiaranNB Lovely. Liked the teenager one looking embarrassed holding Dad's hand.— John Webster (@John Webster)1602410457.0
Here are the adorable photos:
via: TwitterHere, we have Ciarán and Niamh on her first day of elementary school.
The first day of high school...
via: TwitterNote the awkward teenage pose.
And, finally, her college graduation day.
via: TwitterAnd I have to say... Ciarán hasn't aged a day!
You can see his full post here.
How it started. How it’s going https://t.co/wm64ywTmmk— Ciarán Ó’Seanáin (@Ciarán Ó’Seanáin)1602323521.0