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Dad's heartfelt message uplifts aspiring musician son

A father's text at a college recital strengthens their bond.

Dad's heartfelt message uplifts aspiring musician son
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Luis Felipe Pérez; Reddit | u/Meighok20

Words of affirmation express love and care universally. Receiving words of appreciation from parents boosts children's confidence and happiness. This man's parents exemplify this, sending a genuine and heartfelt message after his college recital. His girlfriend, Reddit user u/meighok20, shared the message on Reddit, revealing that his parents attended his college recital. “My boyfriend’s parents came to see him at college to watch some of his recitals. This is the text he got from his dad today.”

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tim Samuel
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Tim Samuel

The message read, “Hey, I just want to tell you that I really enjoyed spending the last few nights with you. I know I don’t say it often enough, but I am super proud of you and all your achievements.” He expressed joy in seeing his son's growth as a musician. “You have come so far as a musician. I loved the way you were trying to help mom understand music last night,” he wrote. He then told his son that he would become a great music teacher. However, the dad had some advice for him as well. “You need to get out of your head and realize how amazing you really are.” He concluded the text by adding, “Looking forward to seeing you again in 2 weeks. I love you, Dad.” Such expressions likely strengthened their father-son bond.

Image Source: Reddit | u/meighok20
Image Source: Reddit | u/meighok20

Commenters loved the father's heartfelt text. u/_cheese_fries commented, “A dad that’s brave enough to tell their kid he is proud is a better dad than most.” u/meghannsoriano wrote, “A classic for fathers. They’re never verbose, but they love us so much.” u/amybethallen1 expressed, “If all children had this kind of love, the world would be a better place. Lovely.” u/Gay_andconfused said, “Aw. That made me a bit misty. Sometimes it’s not the everyday praise, but the rare heartfelt recognition that means the most. Well done, dad!”

u/comprehensive_ant464 shared, “This brings a tear to my eye. I always see so many teachers and parents trying to discourage their children from picking a career in music because of things like 'You'll never live on that' or 'It's unrealistic.' I always love seeing other musicians succeed with so much love on their side.” u/hiberniae said, “The fact that he takes accountability for not speaking on such things enough is love and respect in such a pure form. I see an error, I acknowledge it, I’m repairing it…what a beautiful cycle to see. Your boyfriend sounds like a patient and generous man who comes from kindness. Love this.”

Image Source: Reddit | u/RecoveringGOPVoter2
Image Source: Reddit | u/RecoveringGOPVoter2

Another dad wrote a heartwarming letter after overhearing his son’s conversation with his friend about coming out. He says in his letter that he overheard his conversation with Mike last night about his plans to come out to his dad, but his father tells him that the only thing he needs to plan is to bring home OJ and bread after class. “We are out like you now,” his dad writes. He then goes on to say, “I've known you were gay since you were six. I've loved you since you were born.” He also leaves him a hint that they know about his partner by writing, “P.S. Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.” The letter was posted on Reddit by u/maximayy.

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