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This Dad Wanted To Test His Kid’s Values, But The Unexpected Results Made Him Cry
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This Dad Wanted To Test His Kid’s Values, But The Unexpected Results Made Him Cry

Boys don’t cry, right? Wrong, obviously. Although studies do show that women cry much more frequently than men for a variety of biological, social and cultural reasons.

According to a study carried out in the Netherlands, the average frequency of males crying is between 0.5 and 1.5 times a month. This might seem surprisingly high to some people, who may never have seen a male friend, spouse or relative shed a tear.

Some circumstances seem more culturally acceptable than others, in Western countries at least, for guys to let it all out. Watching Titanic? Keep that quivering lip under control, buddy. Football team winning the league for the first time ever? Go ahead and sob your eyes out! Of course becoming a father brings a whole new plethora of emotions to the table, the miracle of childbirth and watching your cherished progeny flourish can be enough to bring even the coldest of men to tears.

No matter your opinion on the matter, there are many people who just prefer to remain stoic and keep their emotions to themselves. Take this father for example. His child, now grown up, couldn’t remember ever seeing him cry. When asked, he gave a surprisingly emotional and poignant response, outlined in the beautiful little short story below.

Check it out, and let us know what you think in the comments!

This is Han, he decided to share a story about the only time he saw his dad crying

His story inspired others to share their recollections of teared up dads

Feel free to share your own stories in the comments!

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Rick Daugherty
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4 years ago

My grandson made me cry. His father ignored him after birth, but his step-Dad, took him in as his own. Two weeks ago, my grandson surprised his step-Dad by changing his last name to his stepdad's. He plays for a major collegiate football team and as a way of letting his stepdad know, he wore his new jersey with his new last name onto the field during a bowl game. We all cried. What an awesome kid.

sarah suseno
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4 years ago

come on guys... this need more upvote.. btw say hi to ur grandson rick..

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
4 years ago

Men doesn't cry is such a wrong expression. I am a very emotional personal, even slightest moment of joy/sadness can make me cry, not the wailing/loud ones, but quite sobs. I have seen my male friends do cry, on their firstborn, on death of loved ones. And related to story - I made my dad cry, in a very unexpected way. He is generally not a pet lover, but one day, I brought home a rescue puppy whose both legs were broken by his previous owners, he saw me tending and taking care of the little guy and he cried like baby. Later, as per my mom - My dad was so happy discovering other side of me that he raised me right and keep crying in happiness.

Cerys Dunbar
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4 years ago

on the contrary im a girl and barely ever cry

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Iván Galarraga
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4 years ago

My father leave us before I was born so of course I never see him cry. In compensation, I cry a lot for my kids

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Rick Daugherty
Community Member
4 years ago

My grandson made me cry. His father ignored him after birth, but his step-Dad, took him in as his own. Two weeks ago, my grandson surprised his step-Dad by changing his last name to his stepdad's. He plays for a major collegiate football team and as a way of letting his stepdad know, he wore his new jersey with his new last name onto the field during a bowl game. We all cried. What an awesome kid.

sarah suseno
Community Member
4 years ago

come on guys... this need more upvote.. btw say hi to ur grandson rick..

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Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
4 years ago

Men doesn't cry is such a wrong expression. I am a very emotional personal, even slightest moment of joy/sadness can make me cry, not the wailing/loud ones, but quite sobs. I have seen my male friends do cry, on their firstborn, on death of loved ones. And related to story - I made my dad cry, in a very unexpected way. He is generally not a pet lover, but one day, I brought home a rescue puppy whose both legs were broken by his previous owners, he saw me tending and taking care of the little guy and he cried like baby. Later, as per my mom - My dad was so happy discovering other side of me that he raised me right and keep crying in happiness.

Cerys Dunbar
Community Member
4 years ago

on the contrary im a girl and barely ever cry

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Iván Galarraga
Community Member
4 years ago

My father leave us before I was born so of course I never see him cry. In compensation, I cry a lot for my kids

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