This Man's Post About Being A Single Dad Will Make You Cry All The Tears


Being a parent is hard work -- that is a universal truth.

With a partner co-parenting alongside you, it can be an overwhelming experience with midnight feedings, middle-of-the-night changes and enough expensive diapers to cover the Earth.

Being a single parent, however, is almost unimaginably difficult.

Just ask Richard Johnson, a single father who recently shared his parenting experience on the Facebook page, Life of Dad.

In his post, Johnson tells the heartbreaking story of how he became a single parent when his partner left following the birth of their daughter.

Johnson says he believes his daughter's mother suffered from postpartum depression.

In part, his post reads,

It's also clear through reading the comments Johnson isn't alone.

As of Friday, his post has been liked more than 39,000 times, with over 2,000 shares and comments, many of which are dads empathizing through their own single-father stories.

Johnson's daughter, Persephone, is now a happy and healthy 10-month-old. The two, Johnson says, are growing together every day.

We think Persephone is one lucky little lady!