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This Dad Mailed A Container Of Sliced Mangos To His Daughter In College After She Forgot Them At Home

"Don't ever let that Man-go."

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This is Cecilia Li, a 19-year-old student at UCLA. She's been taking summer courses, so when she can, she'll make quick trips over weekends to see her parents in San Diego.

Cecilia Li

This past weekend, however, she had a class on Sunday. She made the drive to spend Saturday with her family and rushed to head out the next morning.

"We're a big fruit family," Li told BuzzFeed News. Every year while they're in season, her family buys a box of mangos to share.

While she was home on Saturday, her dad cut up some mangoes (her favorite fruit) and put them in the fridge so she could take them with her for her drive back to school the next morning.

"My dad works weekends, so I didn't get to see him too much," Li said. She was grateful he'd thought to do this for her while she was home.

"I was so disappointed that I almost wanted to turn back," she said. (Her mom told her not to.) Her dad then texted her back asking for her school address to get the mangos to her, but she told him it was fine.


Then, on Tuesday, when Li returned her apartment after class, she saw she got a package from her dad. Inside was an insulated styrofoam ice box and tons of ice packs...and the container of sliced mangos — that were still fresh and cold!

Li adds that her dad will often do these small, but very thoughtful, gestures for their family. "When my sister went to Cancun on vacation with my mom, she needed her contacts so my dad mailed them to her...but in the package he included a packet of M&Ms just in case she wanted a snack."

Cecilia Li

"Since he's so busy with work all the time, he shows his love for us in other ways — even if it means being a little extra with every simple task," Li adds.

When Li tweeted about the package, one person responded with something we'd all agree with: "Don't ever let that Mango."

Tanya Chen is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in New York.

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