Comments about ‘'Embarrassing' waving dad has gone viral’

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Published: Sunday, June 12 2011 10:41 p.m. MDT

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DEW
Sandy, UT

Amazing how those Emails, Twitters and Facebook can spread like wildfire for the fun. Your famous!

skylinestar
saltlake city, utah

What a cool Father!

K
Mchenry, IL

How is this guy cool? Using his son to get attention? Love doesn't purposefully embarrass. I think the son didn't need dad to stand on the sidewalk in a wedding dress waiting for a group of spectators to see it to feel his love. Just tell him you love him and goodbye. Who needed the audience?

My2Cents
Kearns, UT

I think the news media owes this father an apology for their portraying him as a father trying to punish his son with embarrassment. What a parent often times does for their child the children often construe it as an embarrassment. I'd bet that most every child who seen this kind of attention the son was getting would be happy to trade it for all they know.

I think the son finally got what the father was trying to tell him, life is not embarrassing, it is a trek and memory maker.

The news media should not treat this in a more positive story and keep the term punishment out of the article.

Shawnm750
Lehi, UT

@K - If you'd read any of the other articles about this guy, you'd know that he and his son have a good relationship, but he wanted to do something extra special. And, contrary to some article headlines, the son has said that while he was embarrassed at first, he and everyone on the bus started to enjoy it after a while.

I do agree with you that simple gestures are important, and need to be done constantly. But I think what this father did for his son is something special that they, and everyone who saw him do it, will remember for years to come.

momofbron
Brooklyn, NY

I think that this guy is a riot! If my dad did this, I would definitely be embarassed at first, then when I saw how much other people enjoyed it, my attitude would definitely change. I think it's very funny. What an imagination.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

More notariety for a bully. What a shame we're raising generations of people who think it's OK to bully and embarrass, as long as it's done in 'jest'. What in the world have we become today?

kkodey
Salt Lake City, UT

Whatever happened to this guy's leg??? Has anybody bothered to ask him that???

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

This story is the best of the Year.

More Dad's should be like this guy!

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[Shame on all the nay-sayer commenting on the DN.
Comments like "Why isn't this guy working?...Where did he get the money for the all Costumes?...ect.] is telling to those who put their love of $$$ money, ahead of the Love of a caring Father.

westcoastlife
saltlake city, utah

What a great Father His Story was very much Admired.
The Drama Yes Why not Hes just having fun At this.

Why not Hes making others get up and Laugh some with his costume ideas
Read story!
He only has One Leg!God Bless him his wife & son Family Out in American Fork Ut,USA

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