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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
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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 Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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 Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

on the contrary im a girl and barely ever cry

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Iván Galarraga
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

A D
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

thats cool and all, whats up with the weird photo tho. doesn't look like you dad

Ivy Ruonakoski
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've seen my dad cry three times: When I asked him why he and mum split when I was 12, when he buried his mother and then his sister. He's a sensitive man.

Kristel
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The 3 moments I remember I saw my dad cry, was when his dad passed away. When my best friend passed away when she and I were only 13, at her funeral. I saw his tears when I spoke a few words during the funeral. And the third time was when in front of a full gym (at a sports event I used to take part in, but I am in a wheelchair now, and there are no wheelchair competitions). I got called in front just before the medal-ceremony in front of a full gym/stadium, whatever you want to call it. To express their joy and pride that I still pursue my sport and coach pupils from my wheelchair, even though there are no competitions for people in wheelchairs. And I got a cheque to spend on the fund for my disease. I was surprised and happy. I did not need to cry myself. But when I went back to where I was watching the competition from, my dad stood there, crying. This made me cry too. The hurt he has because of my (extremely painful) disease. I love him endlessly!

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

my god! that one makes me cry too...

Janine B.
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a sweet story.

Kiss Army
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When my dad had open heart surgery at the age of 70, he promised me he would live at least 10 more years. At age 74 he cried when he told me he might not keep his promise. He died 3 day later...

Sal Altschul
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is one of the things I love about my father. He's a gentle, kind man. Not perfect by any stretch and we definitely get along better now that I'm an adult, but his kindness, sensitivity, and sweetness are what makes him a good father to myself, my brother, and our four sisters.

KT Trondsen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've never seen my father cry, not even at the funeral of his eldest son.

Oscar
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow. This is beautiful!

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If my dad ever cried no one witnessed it. He was old school.

Master Markus
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't see my dad cry a lot, but both he and I get really emotional at movies and the like. The last time I saw him cry was when we watched the Iron Giant about a year ago.

lindsaymad2000
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've never seen my dad cry...I mainly only saw him a for few hours every few weeks....Dads I don't care if your the head of a company or working at McDonald's, try your hardest to be with your kids every second you can, because that's what matters to them.

Allana Rose
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hate seeing men cry. I saw my Dad cry once and it devastated me. He had always been like a rock and the woman that made him cry was such a lowlife that I couldn't believe she could reduce him to this state of emotion!

Donny Cromwell
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember crying the first time my daughter laughed she was about two months old and it brought tears to my eyes.

Matthew Hyder
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aw, that's sweet. <3 That first tweet reply makes me really sad though. :(

Johnny Slapstick
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He is Conan... Cimmerian. He won't cry, so I cry for him.

Adogcalledkitty
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's not that nice if you think about the fact that he didn't know what's going on. Just went to his dad because he wasn't interested in any of the toys. That's it. A 3-year old is not an adult, they don't complicate things yet, as we do.

Dallas John
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4 years ago

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I want your hair ;-;

Jonathan Eatsalot
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4 years ago

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Testing 3 year olds to try and determine their future is weird.

Blue Cicada
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Every culture is weird, to some other culture.

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Kostas
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4 years ago

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What a sweet fake story

Rick Daugherty
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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 Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

Load More Replies...
Ladies and Gentlemen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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 Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

on the contrary im a girl and barely ever cry

Load More Replies...
Iván Galarraga
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

A D
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

thats cool and all, whats up with the weird photo tho. doesn't look like you dad

Ivy Ruonakoski
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've seen my dad cry three times: When I asked him why he and mum split when I was 12, when he buried his mother and then his sister. He's a sensitive man.

Kristel
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The 3 moments I remember I saw my dad cry, was when his dad passed away. When my best friend passed away when she and I were only 13, at her funeral. I saw his tears when I spoke a few words during the funeral. And the third time was when in front of a full gym (at a sports event I used to take part in, but I am in a wheelchair now, and there are no wheelchair competitions). I got called in front just before the medal-ceremony in front of a full gym/stadium, whatever you want to call it. To express their joy and pride that I still pursue my sport and coach pupils from my wheelchair, even though there are no competitions for people in wheelchairs. And I got a cheque to spend on the fund for my disease. I was surprised and happy. I did not need to cry myself. But when I went back to where I was watching the competition from, my dad stood there, crying. This made me cry too. The hurt he has because of my (extremely painful) disease. I love him endlessly!

Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

my god! that one makes me cry too...

Janine B.
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a sweet story.

Kiss Army
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When my dad had open heart surgery at the age of 70, he promised me he would live at least 10 more years. At age 74 he cried when he told me he might not keep his promise. He died 3 day later...

Sal Altschul
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is one of the things I love about my father. He's a gentle, kind man. Not perfect by any stretch and we definitely get along better now that I'm an adult, but his kindness, sensitivity, and sweetness are what makes him a good father to myself, my brother, and our four sisters.

KT Trondsen
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've never seen my father cry, not even at the funeral of his eldest son.

Oscar
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow. This is beautiful!

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If my dad ever cried no one witnessed it. He was old school.

Master Markus
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't see my dad cry a lot, but both he and I get really emotional at movies and the like. The last time I saw him cry was when we watched the Iron Giant about a year ago.

lindsaymad2000
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've never seen my dad cry...I mainly only saw him a for few hours every few weeks....Dads I don't care if your the head of a company or working at McDonald's, try your hardest to be with your kids every second you can, because that's what matters to them.

Allana Rose
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hate seeing men cry. I saw my Dad cry once and it devastated me. He had always been like a rock and the woman that made him cry was such a lowlife that I couldn't believe she could reduce him to this state of emotion!

Donny Cromwell
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember crying the first time my daughter laughed she was about two months old and it brought tears to my eyes.

Matthew Hyder
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aw, that's sweet. <3 That first tweet reply makes me really sad though. :(

Johnny Slapstick
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He is Conan... Cimmerian. He won't cry, so I cry for him.

Adogcalledkitty
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's not that nice if you think about the fact that he didn't know what's going on. Just went to his dad because he wasn't interested in any of the toys. That's it. A 3-year old is not an adult, they don't complicate things yet, as we do.

Dallas John
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

I want your hair ;-;

Jonathan Eatsalot
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Testing 3 year olds to try and determine their future is weird.

Blue Cicada
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Every culture is weird, to some other culture.

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Kostas
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4 years ago

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What a sweet fake story

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