By Ben Walley
Watch the tear jerking moment a girl surprises her step dad with adult adoption papers.
Edward Lee Davila, 45, from Texas, USA, has looked after his step daughter, Sadie Marie, 23, since she was five years old.
As a thank you to her doting father figure, Sadie presented him with adult adoption papers and caught the emotional exchange on camera.
Sadie admitted that Edward has had always treated her like a daughter from the very beginning and the pair were overcome with emotion after the grand unveiling.
Sadie, a nurse intern, said: “My step dad has always introduced me as his daughter and has always made me feel like I belong.
“We’ve always been close, of course we have our father daughter disagreements but he’s never used my real dad against me.
“He’s been there for me every step of the way, he was even my soccer coach and softball coach when I was younger.
“I’ve had the idea of adoption since I was 13.
“My real dad was hardly ever apart of my life but he didn’t want to give up his right.
“So I thought the idea of adoption was impossible until I saw an adult adoption video that made me realise it was possible.
“He really had no idea, but I told my mom about it beforehand so she could help me out.
“I didn’t expect him to cry because he never shows his emotions, he never smiles in pictures so to see him cry like that was everything I hoped it would be.”