Woman's plan to surprise her firefighter dad on his birthday goes viral on TikTok

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Allison Marois’ 아버지, [object Window], recently retired from the Des Moines Fire Department after serving for more than 38 연령. When she started planning for his August birthday, she knew the perfect gift to represent his lifelong passion: a quilt made from the T-shirts of fire departments from all 50 주.
He really is passionate being a firefighter. That’s the one thing that he’s loved. If someone was born to do something, my dad was born to be a firefighter,” Marois said, 에 따르면 CNN affiliate KCCI.My dad is one of my number one supporters and hehe is really one of the best men in my life and I wouldn’t trade him for anything.
      Marois told CNN throughout her childhood, whenever her family traveled, her father would get a T-shirt from the local fire department. Since he hasn’t had the chance to visit all 50 주, she realized the quilt would be agreat gift.
        So Marois turned to TikTok for help to make her dream gift a reality. 그만큼 비디오, posted in late February, features photos of Collins and describes his career path and has been viewed more than 230,000 타임스.
          I want to do something really special for him,” Marois said in the video.
          In an interview with CNN, Marois said she actually started the project in 2018 the old-fashioned way. She sent letters to the fire department of every single state capital asking for a shirt for her quilt. But she only received 8 T-shirts.
          대조적으로, the response to her TikTok has been “압도적 인,” said Marois. “It’s crazy how many people were willing to just send me a shirt out of the kindness of their hearts.
            Being a firefighter, you’re part of a family,” 그녀가 말했다. Some of the shirts have even come with handwritten notes from firefighters across the country introducing themselves, telling stories about their departments, and wishing her father a happy birthday. One particularly heartfelt note came from the widow of a firefighter who had died in 9/11.
            Marois is only seven states away from meeting her goal. She told CNN she is still hoping to gather T-shirts from Delaware, 하와이, 미시시피, 오레곤, 테네시, 웨스트 버지니아, and Wyoming.

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