It’s important for children to have kind male role models in their lives.
Cordell is a young man without a father in his life, so Cordell’s grandma decided to take him fishing one day as she knows that it’s important for him to have someone to do outdoor activities with. He was unable to catch a single fish, that is, until a kind stranger lent young Cordell a friendly and almost Fatherly hand.
Cordell’s grandmother and mother, Terin M. Spence, were so moved by the man’s kindness for young Cordell that they shared the following post online:
“So today, my mom took my boy fishing, ya know, to make memories, that’s their thing. He wasn’t catching anything until this super kind stranger decided to help my baby out. (Big deal for us since Cordell doesn’t have a man in his life that does these things with him) my baby caught 3 fish! My mom said the excitement on his face was absolutely priceless!”
“So, for that I am so grateful! His name is William. If you know him, tag him… maybe he could have a chance to know the impact he made on this little boy today… this restores my faith in humanity… good people still exist.”
Thanks to the kindness of William, Cordell was able to have a great day fishing, and he also received some of the kindness and love from an older male role model.
A Father provides loving guidance and helps their child figure out how to live this beautiful experience called life. Yet growing up without a Father can leave children feeling like something is missing. Studies have shown that father involvement is correlated with higher levels of sociability, confidence, and self-control in children. Children with involved fathers are less likely to act out in school or engage in risky behaviors in adolescence. Father engagement also reduces psychological problems and rates of depression in young women.
“Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ve fed him for a lifetime.”
You are Loved.