We are each on our own journey. Each of us is on our very own adventure; encountering all kinds of challenges, and the choices we make on that adventure will shape us as we go; these choices will stretch us, test us and push us to our limit; and our adventure will make us stronger than we ever know we could be - Aamnah Akram
#3. Dad and Son Build a Full Arcade in Their Basement
What probably started with a father trying to convince his son that the games of the ‘80s were much radder than today’s resulted in a five-year project to build a fully functional arcade in their basement. Now it’s finished, and the thing is so realistic that we’ve spontaneously grown a mullet just looking at it.
Son receives touching 30th birthday card from father who died in 1999.
A son has revealed how he only just received a birthday card from his dad who died from cancer over a decade ago, with the father having the foresight to mark his children’s milestone birthdays before passing away.
It was inscribed with a simple ‘Love ya - Dad’, and was written such a long time ago that even the corny joke on the inside feels quite charmingly dated.
Explaining the backstory, ChrisBenRoy said: “My father passed away from Liver/Lung cancer in 1999 after battling it for a year and a half. After so much chemo and medication, he just couldn’t take that quality of life anymore and realized it was his time to go. I assume at that point he bought cards for my brother and I’s milestone birthdays. It caught me totally off guard and made me so very happy. It felt like he was still there, holding something I’d never seen before that he touched, and signed himself, it was if he had just done it yesterday.”
The man, who received the card from his mother who had saved it all these years, says the card is his “new favorite thing” and moved him to tears.
“I’ve lived longer w/out him than I did with him,” he explained. “So to have these little moments where he kind of pops back into my life again brings everything back in a rush and it’s incredible. I cried, but I did because I was so incredibly happy.”