Do you ever see someone from afar and think you know what their life is like?
We’ve all heard the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but we often end up judging other people before we know anything about them.
When people look differently than we do, we often make assumptions about them — often, these assumptions aren’t true, but sometimes we need a reminder.
A Goodwill employee recently had one of her assumptions thrown in her face when a tattooed man stunned her with his softer side.
When employee Sadie Collins saw the man enter the store, the first things she noticed were his tattoos and his name tag, which said “Punisher.”
But when she saw that he was holding a baby doll, she was stunned.
She decided to talk to him, and when she found out what he was doing with the baby doll, she knew she had to post about it online.
The employee posted about their conversation on the Facebook page Love What Matters, where it quickly went viral.
In less than a day, the photo had over 50,000 reactions and over 6,300 shares.
The employee, Sadie Collins, wrote:
SO, this guy comes into Goodwill today, he’s a big dude.
He has tattoos on his neck and arm and even a skull tattoo the size of my entire hand on the back of his head.
His name tag says “Punisher” everything about him screams burliness and manliness yet, here he is, at Goodwill with a baby doll strapped safely in the cart as he shops for clothing.
When I asked him about it, he told me that it was his daughter’s baby doll named Davey and that she wanted him to have clothes and socks…
So he got in his car, and drove here and bought Davey two onesies and then went to Walmart and bought him some socks as well.
I couldn’t believe how well he treated his daughter’s baby doll. It was incredible.
I can only imagine how well his daughter is cared for if he’s willing to take care of her toys this well.
I just think amazing parenting like this deserves recognition.
This man sucked up all of his pride and went out of his way to clothing shop for a baby doll just to make his little girl happy…
And if that’s not love I don’t know what is.
The father, Keenan Watkins, saw the Love What Matters post and responded, writing:
This story is about me.
My daughter had asked me before bedtime if I would take her favorite doll (Davey) with me everywhere I went while she was at school the next day.
She suggested I get him an outfit, etc.
And yes, she also said for me to make sure I put him in a car seat while driving, feed him, everything else a little mommy would want for her baby.
I told her I would, and I did.
I want my baby girl to know that she can always count on Daddy to tell her the truth, and that I take an active interest in the things she enjoys.
I took several pics to show her that I had done everything she asked, but I didn’t take this one.
A goodwill worker took this and made the original post. I wasn’t aware of her post until later in the day.
To those people who find me weird, that’s fine.
I just made my daughter happy. Nothing more, and nothing less.
I did end up posting pics of my whole day with Davey, and those kinda tell the days events in order, if anyone would like to see.
Have a great night.
How incredible is this father? He did such an amazing job taking care of his daughter’s baby doll — he almost treated it just like a real baby!
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