Yesterday, families around the world celebrated Father’s Day. Children spent the day fawning over their dear dads, giving them presents and cards and plenty of attention. Father’s Day may be a special occasion for many families, but it’s important for us to remember those who may be struggling during days like Father’s Day.
Rob Delaney urged us to think of the dads and mums who have lost children in a moving Father's Day post. He tragically lost his two-year-old son Henry earlier this year.
Delaney’s son was diagnosed with a brain tumour shortly after his first birthday, and despite successful surgery, cancer returned and eventually claimed the young boy’s life in January.
This is the first Father’s Day since my beautiful Henry died. Love today to all dads & moms who’ve lost a child. pic.twitter.com/nUmO3Qeybd— rob delaney (@robdelaney) June 17, 2018
The dad honoured his boy in a touching Father’s Day post on Twitter. He shared a snap of him and Henry that was taken on a snowy day. Rob captioned the photo: “This is the first Father’s Day since my beautiful Henry died. Love today to all dads & moms who’ve lost a child.”
Father’s Day may be a joyous day for millions of families around the world, but Rob showed us that it isn’t easy for everyone. There are so many people out there who find these family holidays extremely upsetting, and it is vital for us as a society to honour those families too.
We have heaps of respect for Rob for thinking of those families after the harrowing year he has had. It’s truly admirable.