Parenthood
Dad is overwhelmed with emotion on Father’s Day
This Father's Day, one dad learned how appreciated he really is.
D.G. Sciortino
07.15.22

Unfortunately, we live in a world where the very rich profit off the blood, sweat, and tears of those who get paid the very least.

And the wealth inequality gap is only growing forcing many to work beyond the 9 to 5 five-day work week in order to make ends meet. Some even say that policy has designed it that way.

“The inequality of compensation and the erosion of labor’s share of income has been generated primarily through intentional policy decisions designed to suppress typical workers’ wage growth, the failure to improve and update existing policies, and the failure to thwart new corporate practices and structures aimed at wage suppression,” an Economic Institute Policy study finds.

“Inequality will stop rising, and paychecks for typical workers will start rising robustly in line with productivity, only when we enforce labor standards and embrace policies that reestablish individual and collective bargaining power for workers.”

Until new labor standards and policies are embraced, families rely on the hardworking heads of households to provide for their families.

Once upon a time, a time a middle-class family could rely on just one working parent to pay the bills.

However, most kids who grow up in the 21st century will be raised in households where all of the adults work, according to American Progress. They will either be raised by a single working parent or two married parents who are both working.

A Prudential survey found that 54 percent of women were the primary breadwinners for their family, while 30 percent are married breadwinners producing more than half of their household income.

We always give credit to the moms for what they do for their families.

And we see how many go above and beyond when Mother’s Day rolls around to thank them. When it’s time for Father’s Day some might argue that dads are underappreciated.

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While moms are lavished with gifts and breakfast in bed. Dads often get stuck with just a card.

But for one dad, that was enough.

A viral video shows a dad breaking down in tears after reading a Father’s Day card from his children.

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This is a dad that has to work 10 to 12-hour shifts six days a week just to be able to provide for his family.

“Dad, you go off to work in the morning, and you come home in the evening… Day after day, week after week. And why?” the card he received read on the outside.

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While we don’t know what the card says on the inside. We could probably guess his why.

It’s probably because he loves his family with all his heart and would do anything for them.

He has no other choice but to work that hard in order to care for them. We’d love to find out what else that card said because tears were streaming down this dad’s face.

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“Oh my God,” he said while reading the car and wiping away tears.

It’s amazing the effect that knowing how you’re appreciated has on a person.

And this dad surely felt it.

Watch the heartwarming video below.

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By D.G. Sciortino
hi@sbly.com
D.G. is a contributing writer in Shareably. She's based in Connecticut and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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