Single Mom Dresses Up As A Man For ‘Dads And Doughnuts’ At Kid’s School

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A Utah single mom’s Facebook post for her son has gone viral.

In the post, Whitney Kittrell said that when she became a single mother over three years ago, she made a promise with herself to do anything she could to give her children a normal life – even if it meant doing things outside of her comfort zone.

Trips alone, teaching her son how to play catch and killing bugs with “minimal” screaming” she described as some of the things which she had to do.

But when my kindergartner came home with a paper saying that they were having ‘dads and doughnuts’ my heart kinda sank,” she said. I finally sat him down and asked him if he wanted to ask his grandpa to go.”

The boy said “no.”

“He just smiled and said, ‘No. I want you to go. You’re my mom and dad,’” Kittrell’s post on Facebook said.

So that morning, Kittrell put on her best “dad outfit,” painted on some facial hair and went to breakfast with her son.“I was so embarrassed, but I couldn’t help but smile when he introduced me to his little friends saying ‘this is my mom… she’s my dad too so I brought her!'”

Mom of 2, Kittrell, said she’s tried her best to let her kids know they are loved, but she sometimes wonders if she’s actually succeeding at it.

“When I went to leave he ran after me and hugged me tight around my neck and whispered ‘mom… I know that you’ll always be there and do anything for me. Thank you. I love you’ kissed my cheek and ran off. I hope he remembers this day cause I’ll never forget it or his sweet words.” 

Kittrell’s Facebook post has already been shared over 44000 times!


  1. Magda Galvan Díaz

    February 11, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Odalis Gdz

  2. Sjalexis Alexis

    February 11, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    omg happy tears running down my face , what a beautiful and loving mom she is, how wonderful that as little as her son is, he notices all her efforts in raising himi love it

  3. Maggie Kellock

    February 11, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Destiney Wysote I can see you doing this!! Love it! ❤️

  4. Tania Gomes

    February 11, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    What great idea!! Herself in a father version!

  5. Jennifer Linares

    February 11, 2017 at 9:25 pm


  6. Manjgafic Besima Bess

    February 11, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    You go mom❤️

  7. Jamie Allen

    February 12, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Good for you mom!

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