Girl cries as she dances with a teddy bear adorned with her late father's face ...

Heartbreaking moment 'Daddy's girl' bursts into tears as she dances with a teddy bear adorned with her late father's face on her 18th birthday Aljean Legaspino was celebrating her 18th birthday party in Davo, Philippines Among some Filipinos a father traditionally has first dance at daughter's 18th As her father passed away, her relatives had a teddybear decorated with his face Moving video shows Ms Legaspino breaking down in tears dancing with the toy

By Sara Malm for MailOnline

Published: 08:44 BST, 3 October 2018 | Updated: 08:44 BST, 3 October 2018

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This is the heart-breaking moment a teenager bursts into tears at her 18th birthday party - dancing with a teddy bear adorned with her late father's face.

Aljean Legaspino was celebrating her 'debut party' in Davo, Philippines, where it is tradition that the birthday girl has her first dance to mark her entry into adulthood with her father.

Ms Legaspino's father Rogelio was killed in a car accident four years ago, and the family said the self-confessed 'daddy's girl' was heartbroken that he would not be there to dance with her.

While another male relative, such as an uncle or brother, are known to step in when a father is not around for the dance, Ms Legaspino's relatives said they knew the the would rather dance alone, than have someone try take her father's place.

The birthday girl was expecting to awkwardly give the dance a miss, but her family surprised her by presenting her with a large teddy bear which they had ordered and printed Rogelio's picture to wrap around the bears head.

When it came to the big moment, Ms Legaspino broke down as she clutched the bear and a bundle of roses while slowly dancing in her red dress with tears pouring down her face.

Emotional: A moving video shows 18-year-old

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