The daddy-daughter dance is a memorable moment for many young girls across the country. For 7-year-old Skylar Hamerter, however, this year’s daddy-daughter dance started in a dramatic fashion.
Skylar was waiting for her father to pick her up at her mother’s house when she realized he had stood her up for the second year in a row. “She cried because she had her heart set on going,” her mom, Trelysia Hamerter, wrote on Facebook. “I felt so bad because there was nothing I could do.”
And that’s when Skylar’s big brother stepped in to save the day. “Then her big brother stepped in and said he’d take her.”
According to Trelysia, her 11-year-old Christian offered to take her to the dance because “he wanted his sister to know that she deserves a man keeping his word and making her feel special. Y’all I literally cried.”
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“Just know that I’m raising someone a GREAT HUSBAND one day,” Trelsyia wrote. The post has gotten a lot of attention, garnering more than 119,000 likes and 1,400 comments.
“You are definitely raising a good man,” said one commenter. “It’s all you. I would be honored to call him son-in-law. Great job mom. Awesome kids.” Before another person added, “Beautiful children and what a wonderful example her brother set! You’re raising them right!”
“Best Big Brother EVER!!!,” said another. You got that right! Thank you, Christian, for having your little sister’s back and for showing her how a real man should treat her.
When I’m not hanging out with my three-year-old and husband in Brooklyn, I’m busy writing stories for Mamas Uncut and managing PR + Marketing for Magnolia Bakery, based in New York City. On weekends, you can usually find me at a local park or playground pushing my daughter on the swings, “researching” the best almond croissants in Park Slope or launching into impromptu family dance parties at home, the sidewalk or, every once in awhile, a restaurant bathroom. I’m still trying to master the whole parenting thing, but I have learned that copious amounts of coffee, humor and humility are involved on a daily basis.
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