ALABASTER, Alabama -- A young girl pulled off quite the surprise when she asked her stepdad to adopt her.
Leonardo Avila was blindfolded and guided to the mound of a baseball field, and when he opened his eyes, there was his 8-year-old stepdaughter holding a sign with a very important question.
"Papi, you are my forever home. Will you adopt me?" it read.
Leonardo has been in his stepdaughter's life since she was 8 months old. He went on to marry her mom and says they've always had a close bond.
Both agree this just feels good, but it is also normal.
"I'm just so thankful, so blessed to know I have an amazing little girl right here," Avila said.
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8-year-old Alabama girl surprises stepdad with adoption proposal
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