Ben Sowards said he was heartbroken after hearing of his daughter was crying at school.
(Fox 13 News)
A Utah father is of receiving online praise for his “Billy Madison”-like reaction to hearing about his daughter’s bathroom accident at school. On Friday, Ben Sowards showed up to collect his 6-year-old crying daughter with his own pants wet, Fox 13 News reported.
My little sis had an accident today at the kindergarten, and this is how my dad left to pick her up, so she would not feel so sad/ashamed 😂😂❤️ pic.twitter.com/veHMFO4QHr
— Lucinda Sowards (@LucindaSowards) 14 April 2017
He told the news outlet that he was heartbroken after hearing about his daughter Valerie’s embarrassment, and splashed some water on his pants before leaving the house. He reportedly arrived at the school front office and asked Valerie if he could borrow her backpack to cover up his own mistake.”
Valerie’s older sister, Lucinda, was on hand to capture the moment and share it on Twitter, where it quickly went viral. Lucinda, the eldest of the family of 11 children, told Fox 13 that the Sowards were the adoption of four of their foster children on Monday and are passionate advocates for foster care.
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She told Buzzfeed News that when she once fell ice skating, Soward FaceTimed her with a painted on black eye to match that of her.
As of Monday afternoon, Lucinda’s original tweet about Soward the pants-wetting was retweeted more than 62,000 times and garnered more than 253,000.