Father finishes his work at the mine and runs to a game to be with his son: he was still wearing his dirty work clothes

Mark Bennett

November 09, 2022

Father finishes his work at the mine and runs to a game to be with his son: he was still wearing his dirty work clothes
Advertisement

Parents often do everything in their power to please their children: they try to provide for their needs and to be present for special occasions. There are some parents who can be considered proper superheroes.

An example of is a young dad who became famous on the web because he showed up in his work clothes - still dirty with coal dust - to attend a basketball game with his son. The man was spotted by head basketball coach, John Calipari.

via Wkyt

Advertisement

Calipari snapped a photo of the father-son duo and wrote a wonder caption for it on Twitter: “My family's American dream started in a coal mine in Clarksburg, West Virginia, so this photo really speaks to me.  I was told that, after his shift in the mine, this man ran to join his wife and son watching the game. I intend to offer them VIP tickets to the next game."

People on the web took steps to track down the dad and - within hours - the miner was recognized as Michael McGuire and his son, Easton, of Kentucky, United States. According to wife Mollie McGuire, her miner husband had been up from 4:45 am before rushing back to watch the basketball game with his family that evening.

Pexels - Not the Actual Photo

"We are a family like many others, but often Michael has to work late. This day, he finished work at 5pm and the game started at 6pm. He called me and said:" See you all there ". My husband chose the job he has to support our family and so that I could stay home and raise our wonderful children. As a result, many times he misses these events because of work. So whenever he can be present, he turns up, no matter how tired or dirty he is,” Mollie explained.

"We would like to thank everyone who shared this story and acknowledged the dedication of this father! Receiving VIP tickets for the next game will be a great experience and I'm sure we will make many good memories!" Molle said.

Sometimes it is difficult to be able to meet all the needs of your family if work gets in the way. However, what this dad did makes him a special person and a wonderful father. Well done.

Advertisement