dog with pencil and eraserWhat a great way to end the week! This is an extremely touching letter that has gone viral. One day, this is how most dads will react, as we continue to work toward a national attitude that favors equality and the right economy for all fathers to stay and support & love their children. My father loves me, and I know he wouldn’t have disowned me if I came out as gay, but I’m also not confident I would’ve gotten this letter either.

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“I overheard your phone conversation with Mike last night about your plans to come out to me,” it reads. “The only thing I need you to plan is to bring home OJ and bread after class. We are out, like you now. I’ve known you were gay since you were six, I’ve loved you since you were born.”

He signs it “Dad” and finishes with a post script: “Your mom and I think you and Mike make a cute couple.”

Obviously, anonymous. But, the piece has gone viral. It has appeared in other places, but we are pleased to pick it up from Daily Kos with permission.