There’s an old saying, “Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad.”
Recently, a certain Cody Shugart became viral on social media after his inspiring story with the man whom he referred as Mr. Chip has touched the hearts of many netizens.
On his Facebook post last April 4, Shugart explained why fatherhood goes beyond blood relationships. He recounted how Mr. Chip has played a great role in his life and how the old-man has inspired him to become a better father to his son and his future grandchildren.
Read his inspiring Facebook post below.
“So a lot of people like this picture. So I wanted to take a minute to tell the story. Milton West was my childhood next door neighbor. I knew him as Mr. Chip. He retired from DOW chemical as an operator. He has always been there for me since I was two years old. Growing up without a father was always difficult for me. But the good lord surrounded me with great men, Mr.Chip was one of them. He constantly preached the value of an education, taught me how to take care of a yard, he taught me to see people for who they are not what they look like, he taught me how to treat my mother like a saint and many other life lessons. His contributions to me becoming a good son, man and father were huge.
I am forever grateful for God putting him in my life.
So this past May my wife and I had a little boy named Bob Wayne Shugart. When Mr. Chip and his wife Shirley saw him they fell in love with him. They babysit him sometimes and we go and visit when we can. The last time we were over there Mr. Chip said he wants to be called “POP”. He says that’s his grandson. So we had to come up with a name for his wife. We decided on Lolli!!!!
So we tell Bob Wayne we are going to see Lolli Pop!!! I’m grateful that Lolli and Pop will be apart of my son’s life. If he learns half the things from Mr. Chip as I did he will become a great son, man, and father.
Every day I read something negative and how race relations are worse than ever. I disagree and I hope this is a positive loving message to many people. This is just one story in little of Victoria, Texas. I m sure there are millions of similar stories across the United States.”
Many netizens shared positive reactions on the inspiring story of Cody and Mr. Chip.
Read some of their comments below:
What can you say about this inspiring story? Do you know someone who has the same story like Cody Shugart and Mr. Chip? Share your thoughts, reactions, and opinions in the comments section below!