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Thanks to their dad, two Washington sisters received a sweet video that he had spent 13 years making.
Each year, on the first day of school, Kevin Scruggs sat both of his daughters, Mackenzie and Madison, down and asked a series of questions. The end result is a heart-warming reminder of their growth from their first day of Kindergarten to their senior year of high school.
The first video he made was for his oldest daughter Mackenzie; it was posted on YouTube in June 2017 and quickly went viral.
In the video, Scruggs asked Mackenzie questions behind the camera about her day and her hopes for the upcoming year.
After editing all of the videos, except her Kindergarten interview, which he was unable to convert from an older camera, Scruggs surprised his daughter with the finished project at their church’s film festival.
Mackenzie told Liftable, a section of The Western Journal, that she is “extremely grateful” that her dad took the time to make the video.
“My dad loves our family, so he wanted us to be able to have something to look back on when we were older,” she told Liftable.
Now, two years later, Scruggs has made a second video for his youngest daughter, Madison. The video, much like Mackenzie’s, captured moments from each first day of school from Kindergarten to 12th grade.
“It was cool to see my personality change,” Madison told “Good Morning America.” “I’m really appreciative of how much time my dad put into it, how much he loves us and how much he and my mom do for us.”
Madison’s video was published on May 23, 2019, and has been viewed over 184,000 times as of Wednesday morning.
“I’m grateful to be her dad and I’m glad people get to see the joy that’s in her life,” Scruggs said.
The videos are made with such care that it’s hard to ignore how much Scruggs loves his daughters.
“If I had to describe my dad in one word, I would describe him as loving,” Mackenzie told Liftable.
“His love for us and the Lord are why he does all he does for us. His love for us is the reason he works so hard to provide for our family. His love for us is the reason he put so much effort into capturing the little moments of us growing up.”
Scruggs serves as a pastor at GracePoint Church in Silverdale, Washington, and owns his own car detailing business. Mackenzie said that her father’s servant heart has set a great example for her and her sister.
“In his job, he continually serves those around him, giving his time and talent to help others,” she said. “Overall, he’s set a great example of how to love others and work hard.”
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