We're on the Blackfoot
Father’s day is right around the corner, but whatever you gift dad this year, might not beat this birthday gift.
We all have our dreams and aspirations, things that we would love to do, see, or own more than anything else in the world. However sometimes life gets in the way, your priorities change and instead of buying that dream car of yours or taking that vacation you’ve always fantasized about, your putting cash into a college fund for the kids and trying to pay off a mortgage.
An 8-year-old boy’s father, a child of a poor family, spoke often of his dream car, a ‘57 Chevy Bel-Air. So, his son made a promise that for his father’s 57th birthday, he’d fulfill his father’s dream of cruising around in that classic ride. His dad had always dreamed of owning a ’57 Chevrolet Bel Air and would get excited just talking about owning the car, but “knew her never would be able to.”
His father might have forgotten about that promise, but he sure didn’t. According to a thread started by him on Reddit, he worked 60 hour, 6-day work weeks over the course of a few months to help buy his dad the car. He found a nice ’57 for sale and jumped on the opportunity to buy the car, even though his father’s 57th birthday was still two years out.
One reddit commenter wrote, “As a father, the most touching part for me is the promise of an 8-year-old boy fulfilled. Man, for your dad to see that car in the garage, just like you told him it would be … I guarantee he was instantly transported back to see that little 8-year-old kid in you.”
He held onto the car that entire time, until his dad’s 57th birthday finally rolled around. As you can see in the video below, the dad can hardly contain his happiness when he’s shown the car and sheds a few tears while he and his son have a heartfelt moment in the driveway.