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This Intimidating Guy Took A Baby Doll Shopping With Him, And The Story Behind It Is Amazing
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This Intimidating Guy Took A Baby Doll Shopping With Him, And The Story Behind It Is Amazing

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Keenan Watkins of North Vernon, Indiana put his pride on the line when he walked into a Goodwill store with a baby doll strapped to his cart, but the story behind the odd scenario is deeply touching – and it’s going viral for all the right reasons.

Goodwill employee Sadie Collins was working the day Watkins and his doll walked in, and she later wrote about the encounter on Facebook. Her post wound up being published by Love What Matters and was discovered by Watkins, who then used the page to explain himself. Readers immediately rallied around him with support, and commended him for sharing the special meaning the baby doll carried.

Read the full story below, and share your thoughts in the comments! (h/t: Love What Matters)

A big, burly, tattooed man walking around with a baby doll is not exactly an everyday sight…

But when a North Vernon, IN Goodwill employee saw it with her own eyes, she had to find out why

After Collins shared the touching story, the dedicated dad came forward with his side

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Watkins’ story has now gone viral, with over 45k likes and 10k shares on his Love What Matters post

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The Internet rallied around him with support, commending his commitment to fatherhood

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RaynaRay
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I once saw a toddler with a stuffed animal. The girl insisted on getting a plate for the doll and the mom even fed the doll. It was cute

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Bunnies are better!!
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember being convinced my doll was a real baby when I was six or seven and my parents playing along and telling me and my siblings to be quiet so baby could sleep

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Lucybaby
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a great man! I also have a Father who would do anything for me and I love him more than life itself. Its so nice to see men and women take responsibility for the beautiful lives they create.

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RaynaRay
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I once saw a toddler with a stuffed animal. The girl insisted on getting a plate for the doll and the mom even fed the doll. It was cute

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Bunnies are better!!
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember being convinced my doll was a real baby when I was six or seven and my parents playing along and telling me and my siblings to be quiet so baby could sleep

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Lucybaby
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a great man! I also have a Father who would do anything for me and I love him more than life itself. Its so nice to see men and women take responsibility for the beautiful lives they create.

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