Stepdad Jigs With Joy When Stepdaughter Takes His Name During Graduation

A beloved stepdad burst into a joyous jig when his stepdaughter surprised him by taking his name when walking across the stage at her high school graduation. Over the past five years, Johnny Astorga, 37, has become a father figure in 17-year-old Dalilah Anchondo's life. Dalilah admitted the pair had a rocky start when Johnny started dating her mom, Jessica, but having lost her relationship with her biological dad, Dalilah started to build a strong bond with Johnny. As the years went on, Dalilah said she started to realize how much Johnny was doing for her and her family, eventually seeing him as her father. And so, ahead of her graduation from Heritage High School in Menifee, California, Dalilah started thinking of ways to incorporate Johnny into the big day. She opted not to tell her mom and stepdad about the surprise, instead asking her boyfriend and Johnny's sister-in-law to record him as she made her way across the graduation stage. As she did, the announcer read out her name – Dalilah Anchondo Astorga – which caused Johnny to double take before doing a joyous jig with his feet.
Release Status:
TV & Digital
Location: Menifee, California, USA
  • Date Acquired06-11-2024
  • Date Filmed05-30-2024
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

Stepdad Jigs With Joy When Stepdaughter Takes His Name During Graduation


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