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22-Year-Old Surprises Her Stepdad On His Birthday By Asking Him To Adopt Her

If this doesn't give you the warm fuzzies, we don't know what will.

It’s never too late to be adopted, and 22-year-old Gabby Guardado just proved it. For her stepfather’s birthday, she gave him adoption papers to make their father-daughter relationship official.

Guardado asked, and her stepfather, David Lynde, 53, gladly accepted.

Are you getting teary-eyed yet? If not, you will soon.

Guardado’s mother, Lori Ann Lynde, captured the moment on video and posted it on YouTube, luckily for all of us.

At first, Lynde seemed curious about his gift from Guardado.

Lori Ann Lynde / YouTube

And when he found a pen in the gift bag, he acted very excited.

Lori Ann Lynde / YouTube

But when he found the adoption papers, his demeanor changed.

Lori Ann Lynde / YouTube

And what the papers represented started to sink in.

Lori Ann Lynde / YouTube

As Lynde looked at the adoption papers, Guardado said, “I want you to adopt me. “You’ve been my dad—I know legal papers don’t change anything, but…”

“Gabby, you have no idea what that means to me, you have no idea,” Lynde said.

Suffice it to say, Lynde couldn’t contain his emotion.

Lori Ann Lynde / YouTube

And neither can we.

You can check out the video for yourself here, but we have to warn you: It’s a tearjerker, so prepare yourself for some happy tears.