The father saw another kid watch them and he decided to coach him and the video is heartwarming.
From philosophers to psychologists to modern-day gurus, all will tell you how having empathy is the best for you and for the people around you. It makes the world a better place and it increases the self-esteem of the person who is being empathetic. For this reason, videos highlighting empathy and kindness in people are going viral. One such video went viral recently. In the video, a father was seen helping his son with playing pickleball. The father saw another kid watch them and he decided to coach him. In the video, after the man coaches the kid, we see the son on the other side of the court and the kid and the man play alongside each other. We see how the man encourages the kid to play.
The video is captioned, "This dad noticed a kid watching him & his son play pickleball so he decided to invite him and teach him how to play pickleball." It has been uploaded on Reddit by u/FuturisticFighting and it has gone viral. The video has garnered 42K upvotes and many comments on it. u/stunningrub shared, "That is a DAD." Another u/groondle wrote, "Backwards hat, polo tucked into khaki shorts, white NB looking shoes. Couple that with him looking away and holding out his hand/arm, that's powerful dad energy." u/suddenlycrumbly shared a story of his own, "Some dads are just always dads. My dad is like this. He is low-key and inviting with anyone."
This is a truly touching video, as we can see a father coach two kids in a sport with determination and encouragement. In another story about a video by a father, we see Piper—who goes by @morebrahampiper on TikTok, discuss the ultimate goal of parenting. He says in a viral TikTok video, "What if the goal of parenting isn't to give your kids a good future, it's impossible anyway." "The future is uncertain. So, is it the best use of our parental energy, our love to continue trying to achieve the impossible? Isn't there something instead where success could happen right now instead of 30 years down the road, if at all? Imagine if there's a goal for parents that we could achieve every day and know it," asks the author. "How about this, don't worry about giving your kids a bright future. Give them a good past," emphasizes Piper. "A huge part of who we feel as individuals are our memories, our history, and our kids are becoming themselves every day in this respect. And we're in charge of it."
He then talks about a book called "The Philosophical Baby" and how Alison Gopnik writes that parents do get to determine one very important aspect of children's adult lives, which is the "childhood they bring into it." "It is great to be rich, smart, mentally healthy, all those things we want for our children, but it's just as valuable to have the ineradicable gift of a happy childhood," Piper says. The author then explains what he exactly means by "That's a trip to the park, hugs before bed, letting them choose the music in the car, it's doable."The dad concludes the video by saying, "The present we can almost control or at least feel like it and that feeling is all we're dealing with here because we get to see our efforts work right now and not just hope they will." Fathers are truly the best!