Well it looks like those tension-filled days are long over for the two of them.
A picture speaks a thousand words
On Yapeng’s 49th birthday this year, which fell on September 27, 14-year-old Li Yan took to her WeChat to make a post wishing him a happy birthday, with a short caption and photo.
The caption was kept simple, consisting of a birthday cake emoji, a pig emoji meant to signify Yapeng, as he was born in the Year of the Pig, and a heart emoji, while the photo showed Yapeng hugging a young Li Yan.
Although it looked to be a typical birthday greeting on first glance, Yapeng was so touched by Li Yan’s gesture that he immediately took to Weibo first thing in the morning to share a screenshot of his daughter’s post.
Yapeng's reaction was honestly quite sweet too
In his own post, Yapeng noted that Li Yan had made the post to her WeChat’s close friend list at exactly 12 midnight probably ‘cos she wanted to be the very first to wish her dad a happy birthday.
“If you have a daughter, she should act just like [Li Yan],” he wrote, addressing his daughter by what appears to be her full name, Li Bao Yan.
“The relationship between father and daughter has really deepened considerably,” one netizen wrote, wishing the actor a happy birthday, while another wrote that they could see just how proud Yapeng was of his daughter’s sweet gesture.