Every father will do everything they can to make sure their little girls are happy. As an expectant father of a daughter myself, I’m currently preparing for that. We already have her nursery ready and a name picked out. But that moment I see her, I’m sure my world will change.
One father from Cedar City, Utah went above and beyond what most people expect of fathers. His little girl had an accident in school and he did what he needed to in order to make her feel better.
Check out this story below for a heartwarming and shareable moment…
Ben Sowards is a father of 11 children. Yes, eleven. Seven of those 11 are his biological children while the four others were adopted from foster care.
On a particular afternoon, this Utah dad heard from his wife that his 6-year-old daughter Valerie had an “accident” at school. Because his wife, Connie, told Ben that their daughter was embarrassed, she wanted to be picked up.
But dad did not go to school to pick his daughter up right away. First, he walked over to the kitchen sink and splashed some water on his groin area so she wouldn’t feel so alone.
When Ben got to school to pick up little Valerie, he was able to distract her from her own accident. He asked her if he could use his backpack to cover up the “accident” he had because he was so embarrassed. When Valerie saw that she had the power to help her dad feel better, she felt better and forgot about the thing she had gone through.
Because Ben is popular in his family, his 17-year-old daughter Lucinda shared the images of dad’s wet pants on Twitter. And when the moment went live on social media, it instantly went viral because of dad’s undying devotion to his little girl.
Lucinda shared three images and the following caption: “My little sis had an accident today at kindergarten & this is how my dad left to pick her up so she wouldn’t feel so sad/embarrassed.”
My little sis had an accident today at kindergarten & this is how my dad left to pick her up so she wouldn't feel so sad/embarrassed ??❤️ pic.twitter.com/veHMFO4QHr
— Lucinda Sowards (@LucindaSowards) April 14, 2017
Throughout his adult life, Ben has proved his love for children. He is also a huge advocate of foster care and works intimately with the Family Support Center of Southwestern Utah.
“This is absolutely normal behavior for my dad,” Lucinda told GoodHousekeeping.com. “When I was in 8th grade I fell and got a huge black eye and my dad face timed me and had vividly painted a black eye on himself that matched mine.”
Her dad also made a mark on her life in other ways.