the way Rick said, “she was RICKS daughter, Jerry. She had options” in s.3 ep.5 leads me to believe he was watching over Beth her entire childhood. he says it as if he had direct influence on how she turned out, as if he hadn’t abandoned her for half of her life. I wouldn’t be surprised if in the upcoming episode “The ABC’s of Beth” we see flashbacks of Beth’s childhood, and within each memory is Rick somewhere in the background, helping her as she grows up. she’s “RICKS daughter” because he made her so, not just because he’s her biological father.
One time I accidentally went to Canada. I floating on a lake and I didn't realize I had floated to the other side of it, it was Canada. (This was a fairly big one too) I asked the lady if I could catch a ride on her boat back to the lake. She said she could only go half way on it so I had to paddle back. She was super sweet about it. Gave me a drink and an ore.