Responding to a request from his 9-year-old daughter, a Minnesota father set aside his newspaper one morning so the two could just “be together.”
“Daddy, can you not read the paper or doodle or check email today? she asked, according to the father. “Can we just be together?”
David Rosenman had taken his daughter to a local coffee shop when she asked for his undivided attention and he happily obliged, according to the Daily Mail.
What happened next left quite an impression on Rosenman, prompting him to share the experience on social media.
Turns out, when he stepped away from the table for a moment, a customer came by and left a touching note for him.
The woman, a teacher, was moved by Rosenman’s devotion to his daughter, and wanted to tell him he had “no idea the gift you are giving.”
“‘I work at a school where many daughters don’t have father and those who do never in their lives had him watch and listen and devote 100 percent of their time to her for as long as you did on one Sunday morning,” she wrote in the note.
“‘You have no idea what a gift you are giving to all the teachers who are responsible for educating her from now until she graduates.”
Rosenman used the incident to appeal to all parents to follow his example.
“Please don’t wait for your child or other loved one to plead for your attention like mine did — he or she might not,” he implored.
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