Single Mother Does Something Incredible So Son Can Go To ‘Dads And Doughnuts’ Event

It’s not easy being a single parent, but this mom makes it look effortless.

Credit: Whitney Kittrell

Three years ago, Utah resident Whitney Kittrell became a single mom. It was then that she decided that she’d do whatever was necessary ensure sure her kids would have ‘normal’ lives. Recently, she kept that promise by going above and beyond by dressing as a ‘dad’ so her son could attend an important event.

Distractify relays that when her son returned from his class at Arrowhead Elementary School, he handed her a piece of paper that made her heart sink. Reportedly, the flyer detailed a breakfast event called ‘dads and doughnuts.’ After sitting down with the young man, she asked him if he’d like to go with his grandpa. He replied that he’d rather his mom go, as she is considered to be both parents. “No. I want you to go. You’re my mom and dad,” he stated.

Credit: Whitney Kittrell

Kittrell recalled the entire situation in a post on Facebook, which has since gone viral. She wrote:

“I gathered up my best dad outfit, painted on some facial hair, and went to breakfast with my sweet son. I was so embarrassed but I couldn’t help but smile when he introduced me to his little friends saying “this is my mom… she’s my dad too so I brought her!”

“When I went to leave he ran after me and hugged me tight around my neck and whispered ‘mom… I know that you’ll always be there and do anything for me. Thank you. I love you’ kissed my cheek and ran off. I hope he remembers this day cause I’ll never forget it or his sweet words,” she added.

When I became a single mom over 3 years ago I made a promise with myself that I would do anything I could, even if it…

Posted by Whitney Kittrell on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Unsurprisingly, people have responded in the best way to the post. Some favorite comments follow:

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