Single Dad Dresses Up as a Mom So His Daughter Doesn’t Feel Left Out at Mother’s Day Event

Dad dresses up as a mom for Mother's day event and hugs daughter

Photo: Screenshot from TikTok

As cheerful as Mother’s Day events are, they can also make those without a mom present feel left out. Determined to not let his daughter miss out on the celebrations, a loving single dad named Joe Lookphonbodee had an idea. If a mom was needed, he would simply turn into one. So he got a wig and a dress and showed up to his adopted kid's Mother's Day school get-together, much to her delight.

In Thailand, where Lookphonbodee lives, Mother's Day is celebrated on August 12. On this day, local schools hold special ceremonies where students kneel before their moms and give them jasmine flowers. The proud dad, also known as “Teacher Joe,” works as a P.E. instructor in the same school his daughter, Nong Cream, attends. “When the school organizes Mother’s Day activities, I don’t want my child to have an inferiority complex,” Joe told Bangkok Biz News. “Personally, I’m not ashamed because I love my child.”

Lookphonbodee posted a video of the Mother's Day event. In it, he is dressed in a gingham dress and wears a long wig with bangs. He is then greeted with a big hug by his daughter, who beams with joy as she is cradled by her dad. The dad captioned the video, “'Mom' I can be for you, hahaha,” and if the video is any indication, he certainly delivered.

Thanks to Lookphonbodee's efforts, what could have been a difficult day, ended up being a happy memory that they'll both cherish forever. “I don’t feel embarrassed. This year’s Mother’s Day, I want to say I love my father,” Nong Cream said. “Thank you, Dad, for raising me and making me happy.”

A single dad named Joe Lookphonbodee dressed up as a mom so his adoptive daughter didn't feel left out from her school's Mother's Day celebrations.

“I don’t feel embarrassed. This year’s Mother’s Day, I want to say I love my father,” the girl said. “Thank you, Dad, for raising me and making me happy.”

@joey_kp“แม่” ฉันก็เป็นให้แกได้555♬ เป็นทุกอย่าง – Room 39

h/t: [Bright Side]

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Regina Sienra

Regina Sienra is a Staff Writer at My Modern Met. Based in Mexico City, Mexico, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications with specialization in Journalism from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She has 10+ years’ experience in Digital Media, writing for outlets in both English and Spanish. Her love for the creative arts—especially music and film—drives her forward every day.
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