KELLER, Tex. – A grandfather’s incredible gift to his granddaughter on her 16th birthday is melting hearts across the country.

Lauren Blank and her grandfather have always had a special bond. She told BuzzFeed News, “He has been there for me and has been one of the most influential people in my life.”

On Wednesday, Lauren celebrated her 16th birthday. Her grandfather decided the time was right to share with her an extremely special gift: three notebooks filled with her grandpa’s writing, documenting all the time they spent together from the time Lauren was 2 until she was 5.

He documented every encounter they had, from the very mundane days to the ones he’ll never forget.

Lauren was so touched by the gift, she cried when she realized what he had given her.

“He waited so long to give it to me because he just wanted me to understand and appreciate the moments that we had together when I was little,” Lauren said.

 The gesture also touched thousands of people on Twitter; Lauren’s tweet went viral, getting more than 146,000 retweets.

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Grandfather gives granddaughter handwritten notebooks filled with memories for 16th birthday

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