When Gabriel Marshall from Kansas, US, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in March 2015, doctors had to perform a life saving surgery on him.
After the surgery, the young boy was left with a big scar on the side of his head.
In no time, this scar seriously lowered his self-esteem. Gabriel’s dad, Josh Marshall watched as his young son called himself a ‘monster’ and was heartbroken. But the loving dad had just the perfect idea to change the situation.
To boost his son’s confidence and support him, Josh decided to do the most amazing thing. He got his son’s scar tattooed on his own head, after having already shaved his hair for him, to show his solidarity in the most beautiful way possible.
“I told him if people wanted to stare, they could stare at both of us.” Josh told BuzzFeed News.
“Wow I never imagined this picture would blow up like it did,” wrote Josh on his Facebook page.
The image of the father-son duo is melting hearts across the world and is still spreading all over the internet. People everywhere continue to show their respect for this amazing dad and his brave son.
It originally appeared on an Instagram account called Aesthetic Revolution alongside a caption that reads, “One’s a real scar. One is a tattoo to show support and make him feel normal. Father of the year?”
There isn’t anything as special as a parent’s love, You are an incredible dad Josh Marshall. May God bless you and your son.