One father took extra steps to make sure his sons weren’t alone on Mother’s Day. Chatchai “Sam” Panuthai, a single father from Kanchanaburi, Thailand, is raising two sons by himself. To help celebrate Mother’s Day, observed on August 12 in Thailand, he made sure his two sons, 3-year-old Insome and 5-year-old Ozone, could participate.
The boys’ school held a Mother’s Day event where all the students’ moms came and took part in special ceremonies. Since the boys’ mother is no longer with their father and lives in Europe, they thought they weren’t going to have anyone show up.
Until their father showed up.
In a dress.
That’s Chatchai, above, with his son kneeling before him. The entire moment was captured by Chatchai’s friend, Kornpat Ae Sukhom, who occasionally helps take care of the two boys. She posted it on Facebook, where it was shared over 54,000 times at the time of writing, and the below video was viewed over six million times.
Kornpat told BuzzFeed News:
Everyone enjoyed it and all laughed and took photos with him. His two sons weren’t quite sure what was going on and why Dad was wearing a dress.
Those who saw Chatchai making sure his sons weren’t left out were quick to share their adoration:
Never let it be said single parents don’t get as much done as two-parent households.