Dakotah, a young lady in Ohio, took to Twitter to post a photo of a letter she received from her father after putting a very special request on her Christmas wish list. She requested a gay pride flag as one of the items she was hoping to receive for Christmas from her retired Marine father.
The photo of the letter on Twitter has received over 300,000 likes and re-tweets. Photo of that letter follows:
The letter reads:
Merry Christmas Dakotah,
When I saw that a Gay Pride flag was on your list, at first I thought it was an odd request. But after thinking about it, I think I know why.
I reckon that you feel everyone else in the family, except grandma, has a flag that represents somethign we were/are a ppart of. I have the Marine Corps, grandpa and mom have the Navy, and Darr has the Army. So it makes sense that you would want a flag to represent something you are a part of.
I present you with this flag, to display how you would like. In the spring, when I hang the flags up, I would be proud to hang yours up.
Dakotah took to Twitter to share her reaction from the tweet going viral.
@SatanKotah I told my dad about how much attention this has gotten and is shocked and says he can’t wait to hang up the flag!
— BadBee ? (@SatanKotah) December 25, 2016
Here are some of the exchanges she had further sharing her story:
— Alison Dreith (@alidreith) December 25, 2016