Tuesday, April 18, 2017

It's only April, and we have our Father of the Year right here

Sometimes the internet can be used for good.

Take this guy: Ben Sowards is a Cedar City, Utah father of eleven, four of whom were adopted from foster care. And now he's an internet star.

From the article:

On Friday afternoon, Ben's wife, Connie, told him that their 6-year-old daughter, Valerie, had had an "accident" at school. She was crying from embarrassment and saying that she wanted to go home, so of course dear old dad went to pick her up...but not before splashing some water on his pants around the groin area.

When he got to Valerie's school, he asked to use her backpack to cover up his own "accident".

At first, she was stunned, but then she started laughing because she found it so funny and totally forgot about her own troubles.

Pic snicked from the linked article.
One of Soward's older children tweeted the episode, complete with pictures, and you know what happened next: totally viral.

Parents like this really make a difference in a child's life. What started out as a traumatic, mortifying experience for a little girl turned into something she could laugh about. That has to be huge for a child that age, and can't help but shape the person she'll be someday for the better.

Do take the time to check out the whole article, which includes more pics, the original tweet and reactions from Twitter. Spoiler alert: the world loves this guy now.

H/T to Country Living Magazine on FB for the link.

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