14 Fathers That Deserve Recognition

“Did my dad really build a coffee shop in the backyard by himself within 3 months? Absolutely.”

“My dad getting sprayed down following his final flight after 24 years in the Air Force”

“My dad is the strongest human I know. Back to 12 hour days in the ICU a week after his recovery from an illness.”

“4 years later my dad finishes his puzzle…”

“All of the barbershops were closed so I asked my dad to do my haircut. He is not a barber.”

“My dad celebrating Father’s Day and one year sober!”

“My 76-year-old dad, who is always busy doing something, painted this mural on the inside of his fence.”

“My dad, earning his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, at 62 years young. He is so happy and I am so proud.”

“My father-in-law was forced into retirement early, turns out he’s pretty good at art…”

“My dad who has no experience making sushi made some for the first time.”

“My dad has started sketching to de-stress.”

“I would like to share some work done by my dad.”

“My dad’s cake, based on my grandfather’s recipe, and it’s tasty as you can tell by its look.”

“My dad and his brother got some land in the woods and this has been a little project they worked on.”

Bonus: Stories about a purple surprise and a sly dad

“I was 14-15 years old. We were going through difficult times, my parents’ salary was always delayed. And finally, something good happened — my dad got his salary and a bonus! At that time, my shoes were completely worn out and my jacket was old too. So my dad went to the market and chose new clothes for me: a jacket, boots, warm tights, a hat, a scarf, and gloves. He returned home and said, “Come, sweetheart, try on your new clothes.” The smile of joy disappeared from my face after seeing what he bought. When I saw the last item I was almost crying. All the clothes that he bought were in one color and he was trying his best to make sure that their shade didn’t differ much! It was an eggplant color. — Are you teasing me? How is it possible to wear this?! I threw the jacket at my dad and ran away to my room crying. My mom came to the room. — What an ungrateful person you are! Your father was doing his best! Having wiped my tears, I realized that she was probably right. It was obvious that he had chosen all the colors very carefully — he really had done his best. Perhaps he was choosing every item with love. I started to feel ashamed. We didn’t have much money, were eating cheap food, and he managed to buy me a full set of new clothes. I went to him to apologize — they’re just clothes after all. He was sitting in the kitchen and crying! I had never seen his tears. — “Daddy, please forgive me! All the clothes are very good! I will wear them! I love you so much!” Afterward, he took me to exchange some of the items — just the hat, the scarf, and the gloves. We complemented the purple base with a crimson color. I was so happy. My dad calmed down and was so glad. I kept apologizing to him over and over again. My dad said that he wouldn’t buy anything without me from now on. That was our agreement!”

“My dad has always been strict. That’s why when I got a boyfriend at 17, I would secretly walk with him, and my mom would help me hide it from my father. Yesterday, at our wedding, my dad revealed during his speech that he was well aware of everything from the very first day. He didn’t show it, to keep his image of a strict dad as well as to check out his future son-in-law. Well, those secret meetings were quite romantic after all.”

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