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This Dad Asked His Daughter To Take A Pic Of Him And His Crush’s Name And People Melted

"Your dad looks so happy."

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This is 18-year-old Angeline Tu Tran who's originally from California. After graduating high school recently, she decided to take a gap year and join her father who had moved to Vietnam two years ago. They've been traveling together ever since.

Angeline Tu Tran

Angeline told BuzzFeed News she was awarded the "Most Adventurous" superlative in school — a trait that she got from her very adventurous dad.

"I somehow ended up traveling almost all of Vietnam on a moped with my dad for five months," she said.

On one of their hikes through a mountainous region in the city of Da Lat, she saw that her dad had written something in the sand.

Angeline said her dad's phone had died, so he asked her to take a picture of the scribble ("Huyen") to send to him later.

That's when she asked him what "Huyen" meant.

"He said something along the lines of, 'Just this lady I'm interested in' and quickly brushed it off," Angeline explained.

Angeline Tu Tran

When her dad reminded her to send the photos to him later that night, Angeline pressed him a little more about who Huyen is.

"He told me about how they've known each other for about a year now and there has been mutual signs of interest but neither of them ever acted on it," Angeline said.

Angeline shared her dad's photos to her Twitter, where she thought her friends who know her dad would get a kick out of it. But instead the photos went viral, and a whole bunch of strangers are touched by the simple and adorable gesture.

@angelinetutran @AprilDarlene02 That's the cutest damn thing ever

@angelinetutran MY LIL HEART IS GOING WILD

"Your dad looks so happy," someone observed.

@angelinetutran your dad looks so happy

Angeline's dad has raised the bar for folks half his age. "The game has changed."

@angelinetutran the game has changed

And many others are very invested in the potential ~budding romance~.

@angelinetutran Please give us an update when they go on their first date 😭

Angeline said the last she heard, Huyen asked her dad to "save a date" for them to hang out when he's back from his travels.

Angeline Tu Tran

"However, that's a month from now so we may never know what happens," Angeline added, hedging people's expectations.

But she said she's since showed her dad the sweet comments and overwhelming support for him (and Huyen), and he's absolutely stunned.

"20 THOUSAND [Likes]???!!!" Angeline's dad reacted. Her tweet now has more than 33,000 likes.

But he's made more of an ~impression~ on our hearts.

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

Contact Tanya Chen at tanya.chen@buzzfeed.com.

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