Parenting is by no means easy. It’s one of the hardest (though most rewarding) jobs many will ever take on in their lives.
That’s because raising kids means putting your needs aside for the good of your children. Those sacrifices haven’t gone unnoticed by Diantae Thomas, a Nebraska man whose biggest hero is his father. Recently, he had the pleasure of repaying his dad for everything in a huge way.
“Pops is a hardworking man,” Diantae explained. “If y’all seen him working, he falls asleep on the lawnmower under trees & leaning against the trees with the weed eater sleeping working to make ends meet.”
Unfortunately, work has been more difficult for the man after his truck broke down. Diantae’s mom has to drop him off and pick him up every day. That’s why Diantae’s been saving up for a while now — to surprise his dad with a well-deserved and much-needed gift.
In June, Diantae uploaded footage of the big reveal to YouTube, which shows him leading his blindfolded father out of his house and to a truck parked on the side of the road.
When Diantae takes off the blindfold, his dad immediately notices the truck.
“That’s your truck, boy?” he asks, clearly excited about what he assumes is his son’s new ride.
Then Diantae drops a bombshell. “It’s yours,” he says. His dad doesn’t believe it at first.
“Uh uh,” he insists. “No!”
But as Diantae hands him the keys, he realizes this is no joke. The truck is, indeed, his.
“This my truck?!” he practically shrieks. Then he does scream before literally jumping into his son’s arms, overcome with pure happiness and absolute shock.
It’s all the poor man can do to hold on as he sobs, completely overwhelmed by his son’s generosity. But to Diantae, it’s the least he could do to show his appreciation. Having such a wonderful father is a priceless gift, and much more valuable than a truck could ever be.
“You’re hardworking, Dad,” Diantae reassured his father, who was still too overcome with emotion. But after taking a moment to collect himself, he climbed straight into the driver’s seat for his first test drive.
Another man, Charles Chatman, gave Diantae the credit he deserved by sharing the video on Twitter. “He’s not an NBA or NFL, DR. or a lawyer, just a regular guy worked hard to get his dad a truck. This shows his appreciation. The gift just says THANKS DAD… I love you!” Charles wrote. Millions of viewers agreed.
Like father, like son! Not only will this gift make life easier for Diantae’s dad, but it will always serve as a reminder of his son’s love and appreciation. He sure raised a good man!
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