On September 1, 2016, Yevette drove her son to school just like she always does. But before she dropped him off, the North Texas mother had no idea that the rest of her day would be unlike any other and go viral in the process.
When Yevette pulled up to the school, she realized the parking lot was way more crowded than usual. She asked her son, Elijah, if there was something special going on at school that day.
That morning, there was a Donuts with Dad event in which students and their fathers shared donuts and conversation.
But here’s the thing: Yevette is a single mother, and Elijah’s father isn’t in the picture. She knew immediately that she didn’t want her boy to feel left out and miss out on such an important event at school so she turned the car around and devised a plan.
“Good morning, today at my son Elijah’s skewl as I was dropping him off i ask him why there was so many cars… He said Donuts with Dad, so we quickly went back home cause I wasn’t about to let him miss out….. I know seeing other dads with there kids isn’t easy for mine but its life, at least I can do whatever it takes to put a smile on that face, so here it goes….. and please don’t hate I know I’m a woman an so do my sons lol #ilovehim #wegettingthemdonuts #noexcuses”
Yevette’s Facebook post quickly went viral, inspiring thousands across the country.She’s being hailed a hero mom for doing whatever it took to make her son happy.
One commenter says, “I didn’t have a dad. It was hard. Wish my mom did that. She was both my mom and dad starting from a young age.”
Yevette returned to Facebook to share her appreciation for all the praise: Its so much more then I ever expected to happen, and my heart is so full from all the love and support, she said in a Facebook message. Me and my little ones are grateful because it was definitely a moment we will never forget!
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