A proud father and his daughter from Belfast, Ireland, have touched hearts across the internet by sharing the same photo of them together, at the same spot, taken years apart in life.
To date, Shannon's post has been liked almost a million times.
The second photo was taken 14 years later. Dad and daughter re-created their original pose on Niamh's last day at Little Flower Girls' School in May 2013.
The third photo was taken on Niamh's St. Mary's College graduation day in summer of 2018; Niamh, now 25, qualified as a math and science teacher. The person behind the camera on each occasion was her mother, Brenda.
Shannon was out walking the family dog with his wife on Oct. 10, 2020, when his phone started buzzing with notifications.
The snapshots of the dad-daughter pair, marking a child's progression through meaningful milestones and a parent's pride, truly struck a chord with people. "Niamh absolutely loves it," Shannon shared. "She's counting down to a million likes."
For Shannon, the most important thing is that the world now knows how proud he is of his daughter.
"She's a great girl," he said, "she's been through school and training college and now she's a teacher in her own right ... She's our only child as well, so that makes it all the more special for us."