I’ll admit it, I cried when my dad sold his red Saab. I loved riding in that thing. It was the car that brought me home from the hospital and the one that took him to and from work each day. So when I saw this little girl’s reaction when her dad sold his car that she loved, I totally felt her pain.

Image credit: Austin

A reader named Austin told us in an email that he owned his 2001 Volkswagen Jetta VR6 for 14 years before selling it to a nice buyer from Craigslist. He was sad to see the car go, but nowhere near as distraught as his two-year-old daughter, who loved that thing.

Pictured: happier times. Image credit: Austin

“Most of her road time is spent in her mom’s boring ol’ Corolla, but when it was time to hoon with dad, she’d always get a smile on her face and squeal, ‘Daddy’s car! Vroom-VROOOM!!’” Austin wrote.

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“We’d “3... 2... 1... Blastoff!” at every stop sign and she’d laugh her head off as we went up and down (and up and down) Austin’s famously twisty Spicewood Springs Road (conveniently located just a couple miles from our house).”

Austin also said that the car died on the guy he sold it to as the man was driving it to his home in a neighboring town and had to get it towed. Coincidence? I don’t think so. I think the girl and the car were in cahoots. Some mysterious bond between the two that reared its head one last time.

Listen up, baby girl: cars are going to come and go in life. What’s important is that you hang onto those memories. That’s what keeps them alive. But for now, let it all out.