Most parents will tell you they have no clue what they’re doing. All they know is they’re doing the best job they can in raising their kids and taking it day by day.
Sometimes that means they have to sacrifice in order to provide for their children or figure out ways to just “make it work.”
One father inspired many when he was spotted with his son at work for those very relatable reasons.
A Man Brings His Kid to Work
Many parents struggle to make ends meet, so when citizens in Taiwan spotted a man riding a motorcycle with a little boy, making Uber Eats deliveries, they got it.
At first glance, the man appeared to be making the deliveries while spending time with his son, probably because the man had no one else to take care of his child while he worked.
Some people also noticed the man had cement on his jeans, GoodTimes reported. The assumption was that the man worked during the day at a construction job and then took his son out with him while he completed his second job.
A Touching Story
According to the publication, Lin Juncheng is a 24-year-old single father to his three-year-old son, Lele. Juncheng and the boy’s mom separated, and he is now raising the child alone. Unfortunately, it’s been rough.
During the pandemic, the father struggled to earn more money. Now, he works as a construction worker from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Then he grabs his son, and together they deliver food from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night. Usually, all that work nets him about $4,300 monthly.
The boy is good-natured and says as long as he’s with his father, he’s happy. Juncheng also sees the deliveries as time that he’s able to spend with his son, who is learning about different routes and how to interact with people.
Sometimes, Lele falls asleep on his father’s lap, securely fastened in with the help of the insulated food bag’s straps.
“Every parent is doing their best for their children. No matter how hard life is, you have to grit your teeth and hold on,” Juncheng said.
Doing the Best We Can
So many people commented about Juncheng online, sharing supportive messages and praising him for doing what he has to do in order to provide for his son.
While the father would probably much prefer spending time doing things his son wants to do or hanging out at home, he’s making the most of the time they do have together, and it shows.
It’s a nice reminder that parenting looks different for everybody, and most people are just doing their best. Still, it’s nice to be told you’re doing a good job every once in a while. That validation can be the thing you need to keep going.
So, if you’re a parent who is struggling with guilt or feeling like things are overwhelming, just remember that you’re not alone. And if you know a parent who is in that boat, remind them that you see them. Tell them they’re doing a good job. And offer to help them if you can.
There’s a reason they say it takes a village to raise a child, and no one should feel like they’re going at it alone.
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