Dad gets emotional leaving on first trip without his son: ‘Normalize these feelings!’

This dad’s emotional rollercoaster before leaving his son for the first time will hit you right in the feels. 

TikToker @curlyglow_ gave her followers a play-by-play of her husband’s feelings as they prepared to go on his first trip without their baby boy. Definitely a milestone in any father’s life but certainly not always an easy one. The father could barely stand the thought of leaving his son, and it showed in just about everything he did. 


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“Watch my husband get ready for his first trip away from our son,” a user wrote

The mom documented the emotional ups and downs the father went through. 

First, he looked at old baby photos in bed. Then he considered not going on the trip at all. Later, the mom caught the father “crying on the low” while feeding their son at dinner. Finally, the father gave an emotional goodbye to his baby boy… only to completely start bawling in the car. 

The touching video received 3.4 million views on TikTok

“Your husband looks like the absolute sweetest man on the planet,” a person wrote

“Love this! Wish more men would normalize these feelings!” a user commented

“My husband left us for the first time when our son was 18 months for a work trip for a week. He FaceTimed us like 10 times a day; dads are softies,” another replied

“Every child deserves a father like this,” a TikToker added.

“If my husband doesn’t love this hard, I’m returning him,” someone said

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