- Trelysia Hamerter felt helpless and heartbroken after watching her daughter be stood up by her dad for the second year in a row
- What her 11-year-old son Christian did next made them happy and shed tears of joy
- He took over as Skylar's father figure and made the ultimate gesture for her daddy-daughter dance
When the late soul music legend Luther Vandross sang the song Dance with my father, he had in mind the special bond father's share with their children especially their daughters.
But this story is not about the singer nor his music, it is about a young boy who took up his father's role of dancing with his daughter just to make sure his kid sister was happy.
So, sorry if I get some of you in your feelings but this story, shared by the siblings' mother Trelysia Hamerter on her Facebook page, is such a sweet one.
After watching her 7-year-old daughter be stood up for the second year in a row for her school’s daddy and daughter dance, Hamerter felt helpless and heartbroken.
Her daughter Skylar shed tears because she had her heart set on going for the special moment.
“I literally felt powerless because I had a feeling that he would, but I was hoping that he would not dare pull the same stunt two years in a row,” Hamerter said.
Just when she thought she had lost all hope, it was what her 11-year-old son Christian did next that made happy tears start flowing.
The young, brave man took over as Skylar's father figure and made the ultimate gesture for her daddy-daughter dance, by being her date.
“My 11-year-old is the one who stepped in and said that he would take her because she deserves someone keeping her word and someone to make her feel special,” she added.
At this point, mama knew she was raising not just a respectful man but a king!
“My son is helpful to me and loving. He’s definitely not the average 11-year-old. Just know that I am raising someone a great husband one day," She left the world with this message.Hamerter post garnered more than 70,000 reactions and 36,000 shares with netizens heaping praises on the little man for his gesture.
"This is so awesome for her brother to step in as the Male in her life Love this so much. May God continue blessing him and yes he will make somebody an awesome husband and father," Doretha Carter Bowen wrote.
"Good job mom. He is an awesome big brother and son, and one day he is going to make a great husband! All because of you," Vae Faulkner wrote.
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