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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🤗

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"He is a good dad and husband."

The story has been making some people super emotional.

泣いた(´•̥ω•̥`) https://t.co/du2d5apPxa

"I cried."

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

父が、ボロボロになってもずっと着続けている服、新婚旅行に母とお揃いで着ていた物だと知る・・・😲

"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.

Contact Saori Ibuki at saori.ibuki@buzzfeed.com.

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

Contact Rachael Krishna at rachael.krishna@buzzfeed.com.

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