I’m writing this with tears in my eyes because I just watched a video that broke my heart. It was a very emotional scene from the show “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”.
Will is about to go on a trip with his father who he has not seen in years. Just before Will enters the room his father tries to leave without speaking to him.
Will walks in right as his Dad was leaving. His dad tells him the trip is cancelled and he’ll call soon. The dad leaves.
Will then turns to his Uncle Phil and they talk… that’s when the heartbreaking moment hits home and I think there’s a lot of people in this world that can relate to this moment.
I’m about to turn 35, my Dad has been in jail for 6 years, and he left us when I was only 14.
The day he left is a day I will never forget.
I was sitting on the couch when the phone rang. My Mom answered.
It was my Dad.
After a few minutes of talking my Mother asked him when he was going to come home for dinner. He replied, “I’m not coming home”.
My parents soon divorced after that night. I didn’t see him for what seemed like years after that.
The saddest scene in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was filmed in ONE take and it still breaks me today.
Here’s the video. I ask you to watch this heartbreaking moment, then I have a few words to say after.
50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce and a large majority of children never see their father again, and if they do the relationship never seems to be the same.
I’m not putting the blame on all the Dad’s that leave, but more times than not it the Father that goes away.
This has an impact on our lives that really never heals. You can push back the emotion but the pain somehow always tends to stay.
A lot of fathers walk away, because that’s what their father did. That’s all they know or have seen. So today I am asking the Fathers of this world, please don’t walk away. You can be the father that you never had.
To the Father’s that are there for their kids, THANK YOU.