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2 March 2018, 13:39
This is a truly moving moment...
Mother Angel Trevino from Refugio, Texas, secretly changed her 11-year-old daughter's last name from Abila to Trevino, to surprise her husband Tudy.
In the sweet footage, daughter HaLeigh hands her step-dad a letter which he reads out, while struggling to hold back his tears.
The letter reads: "I know your birthday is 13 days away but I am too excited to hold it in...
"What do you get a man that never wants? I can sit and ponder all day but in the end I know nothing would make you happier than what I am about to say...
"Today 2/1/2018 will be a day we will cherish forever as we grow old. HaLeigh Danielle Abila is now HALEIGH DANIELLE TREVINO!
"Happy Birthday and Valentines Day. You stole her heart from day one, but she stole your last name forever."
Angel said of the plan: "About 10 years ago this whole story began. HaLeigh's biological dad is not listed on the birth certificate.
"HaLeigh was nine months old when I met my husband. She still to this day does not know that my husband is not her biological dad.
"We will sit down and explain that to her when the time is right, at this time it’s been changing her last name and becoming a Trevino like mommy and daddy".