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People Are Screaming At This Dad's Savage Birthday Message For His 21-Year-Old Daughter

"Thanks for the clarification, Dad."

Posted on July 24, 2017, at 1:34 p.m. ET

This is Raylin Pellatt, a college student at Michigan State University, and her dad, Joe. Raylin told BuzzFeed News that one of her family's favorite things to do together is travel.

Raylin Pellatt
Raylin Pellatt

Her dad isn't a huge Facebooker, but likes to share photos of their trips on his page, Raylin said.

"He fits the mold of the 'total dad' and loves to golf, fish, barbecue, and travel," she said of Joe.

One of the cool trips the family took was a deep-sea fishing trip to Cabo, Mexico, about two and a half years ago. When they were headed back to shore, a seal jumped in their boat with them.

Raylin Pellatt

"Our captain said that this happens all the time and they were very friendly," Raylin said of the animal.

Raylin even got a cute photo opp with the friendly seal before he splashed back into the sea.

Last Friday, Raylin turned 21. To celebrate, Joe decided to post the seal photo of his daughter. But he decided to have a little fun with it too. As the caption he wrote: "Happy 21st birthday to my beautiful daughter (left) Raylin!"

Raylin Pellatt

Raylin said her dad thought she "would laugh at it, and maybe a few of his friends on Facebook would appreciate it."

Raylin thought it was hilarious too, and decided to share it on Twitter, writing, "Thanks for the clarification, Dad." People totally loved it and it went insanely viral.

Thanks for the clarification, Dad.

A ton of people said they couldn't stop laughing at the burn.

@Thainthelseyy @rayy_baybay My lungs collapsed 😂😂

They think Joe is the GDOAT (greatest dad of all time).

@rayy_baybay This is literally one of my all time favourite tweets

Many also loved the seal's face.

@rayy_baybay I'm weak😂😂😂

"Thank you dad."

@rayy_baybay @nekrofilzombi Thank you dad

Some wanted the seal to get respect too. "WHAT ABOUT HIS EQUALLY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER ON THE RIGHT."


"So whose that cutie on the right 👀 really caught my attention."

@rayy_baybay @Squids So whose that cutie on the right 👀 really caught my attention

Raylin said she has been hearing from people she hasn't talked to in years about the tweet, and is amazed by how far it's spread.

"We've loved seeing how far the tweet has been going and have been talking about it in our family group chat with my mom and sister all weekend," she said.

As for Joe, Raylin said his main reaction to his viral fame is "telling me to put this on my résumé so I can get a job after graduation." He even took a photo to bring his point home.

Raylin Pellatt

Dads will be dads!

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.