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People Are Crying After Discovering Why This Dad Keeps Wearing The Same Old Shirt

"When that polo shirt gets a hole in it, he carefully sews it back together."

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Her mother, who passed away with cancer 18 years ago, can be seen the photo happily wearing a similar polo shirt of a different color. The polo shirts appear to be a special memory of their honeymoon.

"I wondered why he kept on wearing that old polo shirt," she told BuzzFeed News. "Why didn't he just buy a new one? I never imagined that the polo shirt would contain such a special memory for him."

She shared her discovery to Twitter, where people loved the story. It's been retweeted over 81,000 times since August.

@922_riaru 良い お父さん & ご主人 なんですね🤗


"He is a good dad and husband."

The story has been making some people super emotional.


"I cried."

She also said her feelings have changed since learning about the true meaning behind the polo shirt.


"I always thought he was so 'uncool' for continuously wearing the same old polo shirt," she said. "But now I think that I have to look after memories too. I will never throw away anything important of my parents or grandparents."

This post was translated from Japanese.

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Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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