Daughter surprises dad as he casts his first vote
MANSFIELD, TX (CNN) - Where you might have seen the mundane, an every-four-year routine, Nicole Eno saw a celebration.
"Been sitting on this for months, so I'm glad it's finally time to reveal the surprise," she said.
She hid just inside the door of Mansfield's T.A. Howard Middle School, waiting on the man in the green shirt.
He is dad, she is daughter.
They are both first-time voters.
19-year-old Nicole flew home from college in Missouri to cast a ballot beside her father, an American citizen for just three months.
"I'm over 50 and voting for the first time in my life," her dad said.
Nicole was fast.
Dad Nicholas a little slower, wondering where to go, where to stand, where to put the ballot. In his African homeland, voting is nothing like this.
"He's that piece of the melting pot. He came with nothing, came here from a completely different continent, and like look at him now he's established, has a family, this whole life he's built, and I think that's what this country is about."
"Really, really amazing, not to see tanks on city streets, and being forced to vote one way or the other. This nation has its problems, but it's the greatest nation on earth."