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People Are So Touched By How This Dad Hilariously Handled His 6-Year-Old Daughter's Accident

"This dad is too pure for the world."

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This is Ben Sowards and his 6-year-old daughter, Valerie. They live in Utah.

Lucinda Sowards

On Friday, Valerie had an accident at school. His wife, Connie, told her husband that she was crying and that she wanted to go home.

"My heart kind of just broke," the dad told BuzzFeed News. So, he splashed some water on himself.

And left to pick up Valerie looking like this.

Lucinda Sowards

He said that he quietly entered the school office, and then asked for Valerie's backpack to cover up his own "accident."

"She looked at me with just the biggest incredulity," he said.

Lucinda, Valerie's 17-year-old sister, tweeted pics of her dad's move of solidarity and people seriously loved it.

My little sis had an accident today at kindergarten & this is how my dad left to pick her up so she wouldn't feel s…


"Dads like this make my heart happy."

@LucindaSowards @_DesireeCorryn dads like this make my heart happy

He got a great rating.

11/10 wholesome dad

Too pure.



"Me as a dad."

@LucindaSowards @thomas6_1 @mayacooper30 me as a dad

Lucinda told BuzzFeed News that the gesture was so typical of her father.

Lucinda Sowards

Around four years ago, the teen fell on her face while ice-skating. "He FaceTimed me," she said. "He had vividly painted a black eye that matched mine."

Remy Smidt is a reporter with BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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