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Dad Was on a Date—When a Couple Spies Who He’s With, the Woman Slips Him This Note & Walks Away

Being a single dad with a daughter is no simple task. Taking on the load of fatherhood without anyone to share it with can be challenging and just downright scary. Sometimes, all you really need is for someone to say, “Hey man, you’re doing a good job.”

Well that’s exactly the pleasant surprise one single dad received when he decided to take his 6-year-old daughter out on a date at The Old Spaghetti Factory for Valentine’s Day.

The two were minding their own business, getting lost in some daddy-daughter banter over pasta when a couple noticed them from afar. They wrote him this heartfelt message on a receipt, and the woman slipped it onto their table just before they headed out the door.

The note read:

“Hi there!

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Sorry to spy, but my husband and I saw you out with your little date and were so impressed with what a great Dad you are.

From two adults who grew up without dads, it’s so important to have a male role model at a young age.

Keep up the good work Dad!

Dinner is on us!”

The man posted it to Imgur with a caption that read, “As a single dad, I took my six year old daughter out to valentines dinner tonight when this happened. I wont lie, I teared up at the table. So, thank you random strangers. Thank you.”

Wow. What a remarkable blessing it is to see a father being such a positive role model for his daughter, and moreover, for strangers to take notice of what he probably thought just looked like another typical, day-in-the-life of dad.

If you’re as touched by this story as we were, SHARE it with someone who you wanna pass a little love on to today! 🙂

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Kelsey is an editor at Outreach. She’s passionate about fear fighting, freedom writing, and the pursuit of excellence in the name of crucifying perfectionism. Glitter is her favorite color, 2nd only to pink, and 3rd only to pink glitter.

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