In probably the most wholesome thing you’ll see all day, the Internet has just stumbled upon a YouTube channel called ‘Dad, how do I?’ and we’re all basically crying.
This channel follows an Internet dad who does his “best to provide useful, practical content to many basic tasks that everyone should know how to do.” But, the backstory will make you bawl your eyes out.
This DIY YouTube channel is run by a man named Rob who was abandoned by his own father many years ago. In an interview with Stranded Magazine, Rob talks about how his own father left him and his 7 siblings because he didn’t “want them anymore”. As a result, his adolescence was rocky. His mother turned to alcohol and he became the responsibility of his older brother. Subsequently, he wanted a life for his children that was completely different.
In the same interview, Rob said “My goal in my life was to raise good adults… I never wanted to be wealthy. I never wanted to be necessarily successful. My goal in life was to raise good adults — not good children but good adults — because I had a fractured childhood.” And, after raising two children who have grown up with excellent life-skills and who garnered multiple accreditations to their names, he’s spreading his mantra with the rest of the world.
‘Dad, How Do I?’ is the YouTube channel that Rob started during COVID-19 quarantine because he finally had the time to do so.
Speaking of quarantine projects, we spoke about how to stay creative during the pandemic on this episode of It’s Been A Big Day For…
He uploads videos weekly giving advice to those who don’t have access to fatherly advice. The lengthy videos are rooted in house-work skills like, “How to fix most running toilets” and “How to unclog a bathtub drain”, to name a few.
Just recently these videos have gone viral on Twitter with multiple posts talking about Rob garnering a positive reaction. As a result, his success on YouTube has skyrocketed.
The Internet dad now has over a million subscribers and we have to say, he deserves every, single one of them. Keep spreading the love, Rob. It’s exactly what we need at a time like this. For a thank you from the man himself, check out this video here.
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