If you were wandering around a Goodwill store last week, you might have come across this rather unusual scene.
It’s not every day you see a dad with a doll in a cart, but there was a good reason for it.
Keenan Watkins, dad to Ash and Aayla — ages nine and ten — was showing his girls exactly how far he’s willing to go to make sure his they know that when he says he’ll do something, he absolutely means it.
Goodwill employee Sadie Collins shared the story on the Love What Matters Facebook page:
The post got more than 61,000 reactions and shares, and Watkins caught wind of the post and shared his own side of the story on the Love What Matters Facebook page.
His post has been shared thousands of times, and let’s just say, he’s become an Internet hero.
Way to go, Dad!
Here’s what social networks say about this:
Deandra Boykin This story is cute. But it just worries me that this video went viral for doing something “embarrassing ” for your child is not something I would suggest is epic. Idk how many “embarrassing” things I’ve personally done or my child father. Especially with kids that have wild imaginations. I love playing along. But why is it abstract for a man to be fully involved and acting along with his kids?
Is it really that many dead beats or “too cool for school” men.
Harry Bradshaw Coming from a guy who has a great niece whose father has rarely taken any interest in her or her life, nor has he provided for her in ANY way, no birthday presents or cards, no Christmas presents or cards, no child support, nothing. To read a story about a father that is willing to expose himself to ridicule and finger pointing and Snickers hidden behind hands, just to show his young daughter that he will do ANYTHING for her just warms me to the core. You, sir, despite your objections otherwise, are a candidate for Father of the Year, in my books. It is so nice to read about a man who takes this much of an interest in his daughter’s life instead of plunking her down in front of the TV and telling her to leave him alone. Well done sir, well done!
Josie Anderson “Father of the Year” has conditional love for his children BUT refuses to get a job to support them. Sleeps all day and too lazy to lift a finger to provide an healthy environment for his children…