How This Dad Really Goes the Distance for His Daughter


One dad gives new meaning to the concept of going the distance for our kids. Julio Cesar Segura drove a total of 1,152 miles to celebrate his daughter, Diana’s 19th birthday. She is currently studying Aerospace Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dad and daughter always eat lunch on her birthday

The father-daughter duo have a tradition of eating lunch together every year on her special day, and Mr. Segura was not about to let a pandemic get in the way. Which is why on May 8, he left his house at 4:15 AM to drive across Texas, from El Paso to Austin so that he could surprise Diana.

He called her from the road to wish her a happy birthday and pretended to take her favorite lunch order that he promised to have delivered.

Photos courtesy of Diana Segura Lerma

What Diana got when she opened the door of her apartment was so much better than lunch. Instead of a delivery from…

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