A father goes through a spectrum of emotions witnessing his child performing on stage, from anticipation to immense pride.
One of the most heartwarming moments for a parent is to see their kids perform on stage. Such moments are accompanied by a deep sense of joy, pride and fulfillment. Whether it's a school play, a musical recital, a dance performance, or any other form of artistic expression, the parents have likely been part of the journey, offering support, encouragement and perhaps even practical assistance. Reddit user u/dy_nan shared a wholesome post on Reddit of a father having a happy moment witnessing his kid perform on stage.
The post titled, "Father being a dad. Watch this dad going through an emotional rollercoaster as his kid performs," has gained 9K upvotes and over 100 comments on the site. In the video, we see the father eagerly standing at the place allotted for parents and looking at the stage as his kid performs. He can also be seen smiling and laughing as the performance unfolded. The man can also be seen blinking back tears as it goes ahead.
Once the skit is over, the father is so happy that he shouts happily and gives out energetic applause for his child's performance. The camera zooms in to reveal the father, who is clearly overcome with many emotions as he watches the performance come to an end. People absolutely adored the video and shared their thoughts in the comment section. u/PromoterOfGOOD commented, "Catching moments like these are what helps society become a kinder, gentler place. Yes, it is okay to be emotional, my friends."
Another individual, u/RepresentativeNice22, pointed out, "Trying to time it to clap as soon as humanly possible. Seems like a very sweet and innocent man." u/zuilserip expressed, "May we each and always have someone like that, cheering us enthusiastically and unconditionally from the sidelines!" u/wopxam shared, "You could video me, watching my boy in his performances and see the same pride. I often look around to make sure no one's looking."
Such reactions by fathers are truly priceless and warm the heart. Robert Anthony Cruz (@coach.rac) shared a video on TikTok about how he told his dad that he had been signed on by the Washington Nationals as a coach. Cruz wanted to surprise his father in a gentle way and decided to go to his workplace to get his reaction in person. As the man walked in, several of his dad's colleagues congratulated him as they knew about his achievement already.
As he got to where his dad worked, one of his colleagues informed him, "Ron, there's someone here to see you." Cruz walked into different rooms till he finally found his dad and greeted him while wearing the Washington Nationals cap on his head. His father seemed quite surprised and did not notice the cap on his head. Cruz took out another cap from his pocket and walked to his dad, who still seemed puzzled about what was going on.
Robert Anthony Cruz surprised his dad at work after the Washington @Nationals signed him to a deal out of @BiolaU #Nationals #Baseball #Washington #MLB #Biola @CruzinSocal @BiolaBaseball pic.twitter.com/v9nMnLxfQY— Gabriel Schray (@schrayguy) July 14, 2021
He asks, "What happened?" still failing to take notice of the cap on his son's head. After some time, the news dawns on him as his son gives him a reassuring smile. He excitedly says, "Oh my gosh! Congratulations, son!" and gives him a big hug. The father began to cry with tears of happiness. The video concluded with the father saying he was proud of his son.