Father shares powerful message to man judging him for carrying his sick daughter
Brent Gehring responded to a bad judgment call from a complete stranger in a cool and composed way so that he can teach people about loving each other.
Gehring took to Facebook to share about the incident with his friends and followers and revealed how his response broke two adult men down to tears.
He is a proud father of a 6-year-old girl, Emma, who is battling cancer, and has done so for the most of her life. She is preparing herself for her seventh round of chemotherapy for a brain tumor.
After a special dinner at Boston’s Union Oyster House one night, the father-daughter were returning home with Gehring carrying Emma across the street. The little girl cannot walk without the help of a walker.
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Unbeknownst to this, a stranger began to berate Gehring, saying, “Make her walk. That’s what is wrong with kids today.”
Gehring was roused by anger, but he decided to use his time and energy toward the different purpose. He had two choices. He could either fire back at the man with anger, or he could make him be more respectful toward his daughter and help him become a better man
Gehring composed himself and decided to teach the man the importance of love. “My daughter has been carrying my faith and my strength for the past 5 years since she was diagnosed with a brain tumor,” he told the man.
He then explained to him that he was happy to carry his daughter because of all the “amazing things” that she has taught him over the course of her life. He warned the stranger against treating his daughter with anything but respect.
“I won’t tell you the rest of the story but it ended with two grown men with tears rolling down their faces,” Brent’s Facebook page suggested.