On Friday, the 19-year-old shared two sweet photos of herself in a gorgeous black gown hugging her late father as she happily smiled with her eyes closed.
Though the images were the same shot, the first image was cropped and appeared to be a photo of the duo in their formal attire, while the second revealed what the actor was actually wearing at the time — a navy jacket and a pair of gray plaid shorts.
Sophie and her brother Jack, 22, were by their father’s side when he died, as was Perry’s ex-wife Minnie Sharp, fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer and other close friends and family members, including his mother and brother.
Sophie, who rushed back to the U.S. from Africa after Perry unexpectedly fell ill, eventually returned to Malawi, where she was helping develop preschools. In late April, she announced that she was officially opening her first preschool in Malawi, named after her late father.
Another follower simply asked how she was doing, saying that Sophie comes across as “so brave and strong.”
“I’m okay. Thanks for asking. How are you?” Sophie started her response. “I wouldn’t call myself particularly brave or strong, I’m just doing the best I can. I have all the support in the world and the best family in my corner which makes it a lot easier to be ‘brave.'”
Sophie added that all the press about her dad is something new to deal with, saying it’s difficult to see his picture everywhere.
“I think people forget or don’t realize that in my lifetime he wasn’t famous the way he was during the 90210 era. By the time I was old enough to understand all that, he wasn’t as in the spotlight as he is now,” she explained. “And I wasn’t at all public or looked at. So I’m seeing all that stuff for the first time. The shock of all that is new.”