Most compassionate and best dad award must go to Ben Soward. He helped make is 6-year-old daughter, Valerie feel better about her little accident at school by embarrassing himself. When Ben’s wife Connie received a call from the school to say that little Valerie had wet her pants and was crying, Ben poured water on his own pants before driving up to the school to pick up his daughter. When he found Valerie he asked if he could hold her backpack to cover up his wet patch so that they could walk out of the school together without his ‘accident’ being noticed.
Luckily Valerie’s dad’s trick worked, and the twosome had a good giggle together which made her forget about what had happened. In an interview on ABC 10 Valerie’s older sister, Lucinda said that, “he pretended like they were sneaking out of the school together, like they were both getting away with something.”
So proud of her dad was Lucinda, that she tweeted about the situation, with pictures of her dad and sister smiling, under the caption “My little sis had an accident today at kindergarten & this is how my dad left to pick her up so she wouldn’t feel so sad/embarrassed.” As you can imagine, this delightful tweet has since gone viral with some 63,000 retweets and over 255,000 favorites.
The Soward family is a very special family who has 11 kids – four of whom have been fostered. So it’s safe to say that children are the family’s passion.
“When one person’s embarrassed, we’re all embarrassed,” Lucinda concluded her interview. “And when one person’s happy, we’re all happy.”