Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

College Student Receives Unexpected Gift After Losing His Dad To Cancer.

Losing someone that you care about is never an easy thing to go through. In the beginning, you feel their absence every second of the day. You feel like you're never going to be able to move on, and then one day, you think about them a little less. As more time passes, you find it easier to go a few days without crying. Eventually, you're able to move on, but their memory is always there. Keep reading to find out the story of a young man who received a gift from a loved one from up above.

Say hello to 21-year-old Connor West.

Unfortunately, when Connor was in high school, he lost his father to cancer. But while his father was going through treatment they tried to make the best out of a scary situation.

Say hello to 21-year-old Connor West.

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His father was advised to begin taking long walks to keep up his strength.

While on his walks, Connor's dad would sometimes find little souvenirs in the form of...rubber ducks! “For some reason, my dad would find these rubber ducks in the gutter or on the sidewalk or whatever and bring them home,” said Connor.

His father was advised to begin taking long walks to keep up his strength.

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After months of walking, Connor's dad brought home three ducks.

The ducks would prove to be more than just a bit of plastic. They would be used as good luck charms when his dad would go to doctor's appointments. His dad would also hide them around the house to surprise Connor's mom with a good laugh.

After months of walking, Connor's dad brought home three ducks.

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Unfortunately, Connor's dad lost his fight with cancer after seven long years.

It was time for Connor to go to college, so he packed up the ducks with him. But for some reason, Connor could only find two of the ducks. He assumed that his mother must have had the third one, until a few years later while he was driving his mother's car.

Unfortunately, Connor's dad lost his fight with cancer after seven long years.

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There, sitting in the cup holder, was the third duck!

Connor's mom would often take his dad to his chemotherapy appointments, so he must have hid the duck in there to give himself a little laugh after the appointment was done. Connor posted a picture of the duck on Twitter along with the caption, “Dad you genius jerk.”

There, sitting in the cup holder, was the third duck!

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