November 12, 2018 12:56 pm

Man in tears after stepdaughter takes his last name for birthday gift

WATCH ABOVE: Stepfather brought to tears by daughter's birthday present

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A teenager’s moving birthday gift brought an Oregon man to tears last week in a viral video.

McMinnville native Giselle Santoyo claims her stepfather wasn’t able to legally adopt her before her 18th birthday. So the teen went and solidified their relationship on her own.

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“My greatest gift in life is you being my dad,” Santoyo posted Friday morning along with a video showing her stepfather opening a gift.

“Here I am with your gift, I changed my last name for you. I love you forever, happy birthday,” she explained. “I am legally Giselle Marie Santoyo.”

Her stepfather could be seen placing his head in his hands as tears began to stream down.

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