Former Counting On star Derick Dillard took to social media to share a special pair of photos with fans. In the caption of his post, he flashes back 19 years.
As we reported, Israel Dillard, Jill and Derick’s son, had his first cross-country race. Both Jill and Derick shared about the big milestone. In his post, however, Derick opened up about a special moment from the race.
In his caption, Derick writes, “First cross country race of the season! We didn’t even realize it until afterward, but Israel and I posed almost the exact the same way, on the exact same date 19 years later, as a pic of me with my dad after a race!”
He shared a photo of himself and his late father, Rick Dillard alongside a photo of himself and his son Israel.
Duggar fans are loving Derick’s new post. They know how badly he misses his father, but they are glad he has these special memories to reflect on with his own sons. Fans can’t believe Jill and Derick accidentally recreated such a meaningful photo.
One fan writes, “Those are some strong genes. Israel looks like dad and grandpa. ❤️” Another adds, “Wow that would be very emotional to see those pictures side by side. I am sure your father would be immensely proud of you and your little family.”
What happened to Derick Dillard’s late father Rick?
According to Fundamentalists Fandom, Derick’s father passed away in his sleep due to a heart condition on January 18, 2008. Derick was 19 years old at the time of his father’s death and was in school at Oklahoma State University.
Over the years, Derick and Jill, as well as Cathy Dillard, have shared photos and talked about Rick on social media. Rick is greatly missed by his family.
In a 2017 social media post on Father’s Day, Derick wrote, “Be sure to call your dad today! Thinking about those who have also lost their fathers. Thankful that as Christians we have a perfect Heavenly Father who is not bound by space and time.”
So, what do you think of the photos that Derick Dillard shared with fans on social media? Can you believe how similar the two photos are? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
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