Parents always strive to support and protect their children in every possible way. Their love knows no bounds and they will do anything to ensure their children feel safe, happy, and never alone.
One such father, Ben Sowards from Utah, USA, proved this when he received a distress call from his 6-year-old daughter. Immediately understanding her need for help, he hurried to her school to be by her side.
Valeria had experienced a small mishap at school, which, while not harmful, left her feeling embarrassed after wetting her pants. Ben, her caring father, wanted to find a way to ease her distress.
To lighten the situation, Ben came up with a plan to make his daughter laugh. He poured water on his own pants and then drove to the school, as reported by the Huffington Post. This gesture aimed to show Valeria that she wasn’t alone and to help her feel better about the incident.
Upon arriving at the school, Ben asked Valerie if he could use her school bag to ‘hide’ something. Confused at first, Valerie soon noticed the large wet stain on her dad’s pants.
Seeing her dad in the ‘same’ situation immediately helped Valeria feel better. The shared experience allowed her to understand that she wasn’t alone and that everything would be okay.
Sowards realized that making his daughter laugh would help her feel better, despite her initial embarrassment. He shared, “I knew she was mortified, but I thought if I could make her laugh, everything would be fine.”
Valeria’s reaction showed her relief, as she saw her dad’s pants and gave him a reassuring look. Sowards described it as a look all fathers would recognize, confirming that everything was okay. Together, they casually walked out of the school, as if nothing had happened.
Ben could have simply picked up his daughter from school, but he went the extra mile to ensure she didn’t feel embarrassed. His actions demonstrate what a fantastic father he is.
There are many wonderful dads out there, but Ben’s creative approach sets him apart. Sharing this story can be a way to celebrate Ben Soward for his remarkable and thoughtful gesture.