When you’re just 6 years old, it doesn’t take much to get embarrassed… but there’s nothing more embarrassing than wetting your pants in kindergarten! But that’s exactly what happened last week when a sweet 6-year-old named Valerie had “an accident” at school. Luckily for Valerie, a hero came to the rescue to dry her tears: her dad, Ben Sowards.
Ben’s wife called to tell him about Valerie’s little accident. She told Ben that Valerie was in the school office crying, saying she wanted to go home. “My heart kind of just broke,” recalled Ben.
Ben headed to the school to pick up his crying little girl. But not before doing this…
Ben splashed some water on his pants before heading to the school. When he got there, Ben quietly stepped into the office and asked Valerie if he could use her backpack to cover up his own little “accident.”
“She looked at me with just the biggest incredulity,” he said.
But her incredulity turned to laughter, and she threw her arms around Dad, her hero. “She was laughing about it,” he said. “It was so funny.”
Ben clearly has a lot of experience with brightening the lives of children. He and his family are advocates for foster children. Even though he’s already a dad of 7, he and his wife are in the process of adopting 4 more children!
Ben’s 17-year-old daughter, Lucinda (oldest of the 11 kids), tweeted about the “accident,” and her tweet has since gone viral!
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 ??❤️ pic.twitter.com/veHMFO4QHr
— Lucinda Sowards (@LucindaSowards) April 14, 2017
Everyone’s obsessed with this kind-hearted Dad went above-and-beyond to make his little girl feel loved.
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