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This single mam dressed up as a 'dad' so her son didn't miss a fathers' day at school


SINGLE PARENTS HAVE to be both mother and father to their kids, and that’s what Texas woman Yevette Vasquez did for her son Elijah last week.

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Noticing more cars than usual at the school gates one morning, she asked Elijah what was going on – he said there was a ‘Donuts with Dad’ event on that day.

With ten minutes to go until the start of school, she turned the car around, put together a ‘dad’ outfit of a checked shirt, baseball cap and fake moustache, and brought Elijah back for the event.

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She posted pictures of the get-up on Facebook, writing:

I wasn’t about to let him miss out… I know seeing other dads with their kids isn’t easy for mine but it’s life, at least I can do whatever it takes to put a smile on that face.

Yevette’s post quickly went viral, amassing over 17,000 likes and messages of support from other single parents who have similar struggles.

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Speaking to CNN, she said Elijah was “really excited”, and that she’d do it again in a heartbeat so her sons wouldn’t miss out on a school activity.

Most of the dads thought it was really cool. They thought it was supportive and sweet.
I saw that same, sad look on [Elijah's] face, and I didn’t want that. I wish I would have done it sooner.

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