Like John Travolta celebrated her 68th birthday, her daughter Ella Travolta posted a heartwarming tribute to the veteran actor.
“Happy birthday to my role model, my best friend, the person who taught me one of life’s most valuable lessons, kindness,” the 21-year-old actress wrote on Feb. 18. “I love you with all my heart, dad.”
Along with the post, Ella included an adorable photo of herself as a young child sitting on her dad’s lap while on the grass. John then thanked everyone for the birthday wishes in a brief video posted to his own Instagram account.
“Before the night is over, I just want to – oh my god, okay – I just wanted to thank you for loving me and caring about me and wishing me a happy birthday,” the actor said. . “I really appreciate that.”
Ella’s sweet sentiment echoed the message she posted in October for National Father and Daughter Day, in which she referenced the pulp Fiction star as his “hero” and “best friend”.