In January of 2015, Richard Johnson, 21, welcomed his daughter Persephone. Within a month, her mother left him and ran away with Persephone to California. She quickly changed her mind, threatening to put Persephone up for adoption if Richard didn’t come get the baby. Richard immediately boarded a plane and brought his daughter home with him — but soon, reality set in.
After the mother’s unexpected departure — which he says was the result of postpartum depression — Richard was thrust into the unknown. He realized how unprepared he was to raise a child by himself. Alone, depressed and terrified, Richard stumbled upon a Facebook group for fathers called “Life of Dad,” which showed him there were other men out there like him — and that it was possible to thrive as a young, single father.
Richard has done a complete 180-degree turnaround, thus saving his daughter’s life. He recently shared his story with “Life of Dad,” who shared it with its followers. Richard’s online letter has since gone massively viral, inspiring millions of people all over the world.
Wait until you see his message to the world…
Not only is Richard an awesome dad, but he’s helping so many parents by sharing his story — and with such care and respect, no less. If you agree, please SHARE this with your friends on Facebook!