He didn’t expect so many people to agree with him.
A picture says more than a thousand words.
We will always be grateful that someone came up with the idea of the camera. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to capture and remember important moments and milestones in our lives, like birthdays, graduations, weddings, and anniversaries.
Cameras have come a long way, gone beyond, and moved forward. Professional photographers can now take pictures of things that are thousands of miles away.
But some people just use the camera to take pictures of important times with their families.
Consider this dad from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Ciarán Shannon, Niamh’s dad, decided one day to show the world how proud he was of his daughter. He posted three pictures of his beautiful daughter on his Twitter account. The pictures show her at different stages of her school life.
It was a simple way for him to join the “How it Started” craze. “What’s going on?”
What happened next surprised him.
All he wanted to do was show how proud he was of his daughter. He had no idea that his simple social media post would go viral.
He told BBC, “I’ve just been seeing the numbers go up and up.” “It’s like looking at the electric meter when the dryer is running.”
“I’m shocked by how people feel about my pictures,” he said. “The good thing is that now almost a million people know how proud I am of my daughter.”
In all three pictures, Ciarán and Niamh are holding hands and posing in front of their house, which was in the same place but at different times.
The oldest picture was taken in September 1999, on Niamh’s first day at St. Therese of Lisieux Primary School.
The second was taken on her last day of school in May 2013, and the third was taken at her college graduation in the summer of 2018.
“Neither of you are people I know, but you’ve made my day. “Thank you,” @DecPierce wrote on Twitter.
While @LeeMFraser on Twitter said, “What a beautiful piece of history!
As a dad, I’ve learned, as we all have, that time goes by faster for younger people, but that every moment is important. A great way to remember certain times! Thanks for telling me.” “What a beautiful list of important events. You’re lucky to have that kind of relationship. “Thanks for putting this out there on a pretty sad day for me,” user @nutbrittles wrote on Twitter.
Aside from being framed and put on display at home, their precious photos are now being seen by a huge number of people around the world online.
Ciarán’s Tweets are now limited, but the pictures of him and his daughter got over 88.6K retweets and 948.9K likes!