Dakotah Whitcomb, a 20-year-old college student from Ohio, put a pride flag on her Christmas list. But she "just assumed I probably wasn't going to get one because it was so last minute," she told BuzzFeed News.

Don't underestimate the power of Santa (spoiler: a loving parent).

Her father delivered the flag, accompanied by a note that has a very real chance of making you get all teary eyed/regret that the most touching thing on your Christmas list was a Hatchimal.


Merry Christmas Dakotah,

When I saw that a Gay Pride flag was on your list, at first I thought it was an odd request. But after thinking about, I think I know why.

I reckon that you feel that everyone else in the family, except grandma, has a flag that represents something we were/are a part of. I have the Marine Corps, grandpa & mom have the Navy, and Darr has the Army. So it makes sense that you would want a flag to represent something you are a part of.

I present you with this flag, to display how you would like. In the spring, when I hang the flags up, I would be proud to hang yours up.

Love you,


"Military has always been part of my family and I can't join because of medical issues," Whitcomb elaborated.

"So the fact that my dad would fly my pride flag next to everyone's military flag just made me feel even more loved and included!"