There isn’t anything more heartbreaking for a child than the loss of a parent, especially when that parent makes the choice to remove themselves from a child’s life.
Humans of New York, a popular blog that shares inspiring stories of ordinary people, shared a post about a man’s difficult relationship with his father. The comments boomed with people who could relate to having absent and tough dads.
However, one comment struck a cord with thousands of people. The comment was so powerful that it has circulated the internet for years. A single mother named Jennifer shared the story of her relationship with the father of her daughter.
I love reading these “Facebook stories” from real people. It just reminds me that there is so much goodness in the world. Take, for example, the mother who bought another family’s groceries as a spur of the moment good deed!
The dad never really wanted to be a part of his daughter’s life; he even gave up his parental rights so that he didn’t have to pay child support. Perhaps the most heartbreaking thing he did was devote his time and effort to a second family, while never caring for the one he created. Jennifer always felt betrayed, but she asked her daughter how she felt, and, well, that’s another story.
See her daughter’s reaction below and SHARE if you learned a lot from this little girl!
Since Jennifer left the comment on Facebook, it has circulated the internet for years because of its important lesson.
SHARE if you think this little girl’s powerful message can teach everyone something about forgiveness!