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04th Jun 2019

This dad interviewed his daughter on the first day of school every day for 13 years

We're not crying, you're crying.

How do you capture a child’s entire school career in a few short minutes?

It sounds impossible, but Kevin Scruggs seems to have it figured out.

Kevin, who lives in Washington in the US with his family, interviewed his daughter Madison after the first day of school each year.

After 13 years of recording these interviews, Madison has graduated from high school.

To mark the milestone, her dad compiled them all into a single video.

In it we watch Madison grow from a five-year-old in 2006 to a senior in high school in 2018.

She tells her dad about her first day of kindergarten, why she likes her teacher in the fifth grade and what she and her friend keep in their locker in the tenth grade.

At the end of the video, we hear Kevin off-camera telling Madison he loves her; at which point we began to tear up.

The video has racked up over 158,000 views in less than two weeks but Kevin says that it was just intended for his family to watch.

“It’s been a lot of fun just being able to interact with other people and if it brings a smile to their face in the crazy world that we live in, I think that’s just bonus,” he’s said.

“We don’t really take this too seriously. It’s fun in the moment. If it’s bringing joy to peoples’ lives, we’re certainly grateful for that.”

Kevin also did the same thing with his older daughter Mackenzie, who finished high school in 2017.

That video has been viewed over 2.3 million times in the two years since then.

We love this idea – it’d be a beautiful tradition for anyone with kids starting school this year to begin this September.