Ensuring their children are happy, safe and comfortable is the most important task in any parent’s life.
For Ben Sowards, a family man and father living in Utah, United States, there is no hesitation about proving this theory. When his phone rang one day, he looked at the screen and saw an incoming call from school. They told him he had to get to school to pick up his 6-year-old daughter.
Ben heard that his little daughter had an ‘accident’ in the bathroom, so he immediately sprang into action.
The story of Ben and his daughter happened in 2017, but has gone viral in recent years. It’s a story that reminds people how even a small gesture can make a big difference.
The Huffington Post was the first to publish the story of the Sowards family.
When 6-year-old Valerie had an ‘accident’ at school, father Ben knew he had to do everything he could to make her feel better. He knew this was an unpleasant situation for her at school, so he used his cleverness to shift the attention to him.
He just didn’t know that his act would make him famous all over the world, with his wonderful idea attracting attention all over the world.
Ben got into his car and went to school to pick up Valerie. But before he did, he took a bottle of water and poured it over his pants.
“Truthfully, I knew she was terrified, but I thought if I could make her laugh then everything would be fine”, Ben said.
As soon as he parked at the school, he went to the principal’s office, where his daughter was waiting for him. When he got there, his first question surprised her. He bent down next to her and asked in a whisper if she could give him her backpack so he could hide an embarrassing accident that happened to him.
The 6-year-old was surprised when she looked at her father. What does he have to hide?
It turns out that he definitely had something to hide. She looked down and saw that her father’s pants were also wet.
Ben recalls that Valerie immediately felt more relaxed after seeing her dad’s ‘accident’. She left the school confidently, as the two walked out with big smiles on their faces.
Moreover, this is not the first time Ben has done something ingenious for his children. A few years ago, he was talking on FaceTime with another daughter of his, Lucinda, who had fallen on her face while skating. “He drew a blue lantern for himself in one eye that would look like mine”, she said.
The world definitely needs more fathers like Ben! Please share this story with your family and friends if you agree – help us honor this father’s wonderful actions!