web analytics
- Advertisement -

Girl Feels Embarrassed by Her Coal Miner Father, Sheds Tears When He Speaks at Her Graduation

A coal miner’s daughter tells him he can’t come to her graduation party because she’s embarrassed by him. He goes anyway and, taking the microphone, reveals something that makes her cry and deeply regret her words.

“Okay, I’ll call you later… Dad’s here,” 18-year-old Sabrina said as she ended her phone call just as her dad, Pete, a coal miner, parked his van.

She switched TV channels, hoping to avoid Pete’s attention. With her graduation two days away, she dreaded the conversation about it.

Sabrina didn’t want Pete to attend because she felt embarrassed by his dirty appearance and the smell of coal and sweat…


“Hey, sweetheart! Look what I got for you,” Pete said cheerfully as he came in.

Surprised, Sabrina held back her excitement. She liked surprises but hated seeing her dad’s coal-stained face and hands. She never let him touch her things to keep them from getting dirty.

Pete understood her well. Ever since her mother’s passing, he had respected her space. Placing two packages on the table, he said, “Sweetheart, I hope you like these!”

Once he was out of sight, Sabrina quickly opened the first box to find a beautiful dress. Blushing, she opened the second to find an expensive suit.

“Thanks for the dress, Dad. But who’s the suit for?”

“It’s for me, honey! I need to look good for your graduation!”

Frustrated, Sabrina sternly said, “Dad, I don’t want you to come. My friends and their parents will be there, and I don’t want them to make fun of me because of you.”

Pete was stunned as he came out of the washroom, wiping his face.

“What did you say?”

“Dad, my friends’ fathers are successful, wealthy, and look great. I don’t want you standing among them looking messy. No matter how well you dress, they’ll know you’re a coal miner by your face and hands. Please, don’t come to my graduation.”

Heartbroken, Pete still managed to say, “But thanks for the dress. I love it!” Sabrina went to her room, leaving Pete with his shattered heart.

Believing Sabrina was too young to understand, Pete decided he would still attend with a surprise he had planned.

On graduation day…

“Dad, at least let me drop you at school,” he offered, proud of how beautiful she looked.

“Drop me? No, Dad. My friend Dave’s picking me up. I don’t want to ruin my dress in your van.”

“Alright! Have a great day! And remember, don’t come, okay? Trust you won’t. Bye…see ya!”

As soon as she left, Pete got ready and headed to the event.

“I can’t miss such an important day in my daughter’s life,” he thought, sitting among the parents and cheering as students were awarded.

“Next, we call Miss Sabrina Parker!” the host announced.

Pete rushed to the front, filming Sabrina receiving her diploma. “Congrats, darling!” he kept shouting from below the podium. “I’m so proud of you!”

Embarrassed, Sabrina ignored him and joined her friends, eager to fume at him later.

Unexpectedly, the host called, “Mr. Parker, can we have you on stage?”

Confused, Sabrina watched Pete walk to the podium.

“Why is he calling my dad up? What’s happening?”

Pete took the mic and began, “Thanks, Mr. Lauren! Good evening, everyone! Let’s start the slideshow, please?”

The room dimmed, and a projector displayed a heartfelt video of Pete and Sabrina over the years. He had coordinated with the principal to surprise her.

“I love my daughter. Sabrina, I’m so proud of you. I hope your mother would be too if she were here. Emma, if you can hear this, see how well we’ve done! You doubted me, but I couldn’t be prouder. Congrats, Sabrina…we did it!”

Tears streamed down Sabrina’s face. She ran to Pete, hugging him and crying, “Thank you, Dad! I’m sorry.”

Pete wiped her tears, and they enjoyed the evening. On the ride home, Sabrina thought about Pete’s words about her mother.

“Dad, why did you say Mom would be proud? She’s not here. How could she be?”

Pete smiled. “Your mom isn’t dead, honey. She lives in this town!”

Shocked, Sabrina had always believed her mother was gone.

“WHAT? MOM’S ALIVE? Why didn’t you tell me?”

Pete sighed, ready to confess. “She didn’t want you. She said your birth father was gone and left me to decide whether to raise you or send you to a shelter.”

After divorcing, Emma had revealed Sabrina wasn’t Pete’s biological daughter. Heartbroken, Pete chose to raise her as his own.

“I couldn’t see you as anyone else’s. You are my world,” Pete said, crying.

Sabrina hugged him tightly. “You’re not my real father?”

“In every way that matters, you’re my daughter,” he replied.

“I’m sorry, Dad. I’ve been so cruel, calling you dirty and smelly. Thank you for everything.”

Pete wiped her tears, and they drove home to celebrate her graduation.

Sabrina no longer felt ashamed of her dad. She realized he wasn’t a source of shame but a hero who had raised her with all the love and care she needed.

Related Articles

Back to top button