Parenting often brings out hidden skills that you didn’t know you had until you needed to use them. The heroism of Shaun Cunningham’s “Dad-mode” during a baseball game is proof of this behavior.
Landon, 8, was taking pictures with his camera as he watched his favourite team play. Suddenly, a baseball bat went haywire and hurtled toward him in the stands.
Shaun, his father, said, “I didn’t have much time to think. When I saw it was going toward my son, I did everything I could to stop and redirect it.”
What’s interesting is how different the two groups were: Landon’s father moved confidently toward the danger while others in the crowd tried to get away from it. This moment sums up what it means to be a father. It’s a touching picture of a father’s unwavering security that has touched hearts all over the internet since it happened in 2016.
Landon will have more than a baseball game to brag about to his friends for a long time.
Landon said it all when he said, “My first baseball game was great.”
Even though there are a lot of nice stories about moms, let’s not forget about the dads. We’re lucky that there are a lot of stories like Shaun and Landon’s. To honour the greatness of dads, we’ve put together some funny and sweet stories about men who are proud to be called fathers.