A Mother Shared This Photo Of Her Son And Daughter On Facebook. It's Inspiring Message Is Going Viral

March 31, 2015

Tricia Lanzi Santucci‎ lost her husband in the line of duty in 2008. He left behind two beautiful children, one being a very young daughter. On Monday, nearly 7 years after he passed, Tricia shared this picture of her son and daughter on NBC News' Facebook page:

"This is my son and daughter. For the second year in a row, since she has been old enough to go, he has escorted her to their school's Father/Daughter dance. Their father was a police officer, killed in the line of duty in 2008. I had two boys at the time, and was pregnant with my daughter. I'm so proud of my son for stepping in and showing his little sister a great night. He is my hero."

brothers take sisters to father daughter dance
Tricia Lanzi Santucci‎ / Facebook

Thousands of people have shared the inspiring post, while mothers around the country have been contributing to the comments with similar stories.

Amy Millar shared:

"We lost my dad four years ago, and my brother does the same for my little sister. He flies home from college to take her every year. Props to all the wonderful big brothers out there."

brothers take sisters to father daughter dance
Amy Millar / Facebook

Tabitha Feliciano shared:

"My oldest son did the same thing for my oldest daughter just a year after my husband passed away from Cancer... It takes true little men to step in and it melts my heart to see this."

brothers take sisters to father daughter dance
Tabitha Feliciano / Facebook

Lori Cantrell shared:

"My son (16) did the same for his baby sister in Pre-K this year."

brothers take sisters to father daughter dance
Lori Cantrell / Facebook

Lori Coast Myers shared this photo of her son and daughter at the dance together. She didn't need a caption, the photo says it all.

brothers take sisters to father daughter dance
Lori Coast Myers / Facebook

Sometimes being a big brother is even better than being a superhero.

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