Week in Sparks: Dads Make it Better

It’s been a sad week for the nation, and particularly the LGBTQ+ communities, as more and more heartbreaking stories emerge from the devastating shooting that took 49 lives at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.

I don’t have the words, so I’ll leave it to poet Tori Cárdenas, who shared this moving reflection on Twitter about how to cope in the aftermath. It takes less than a minute to read, yet the author beautifully captures the strength and courage of people who continue to be who they are in the face of overwhelming terror. It gave me goosebumps. A must-read.

And there were many other rainbow-colored messages of solidarity, love, and pride.

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Thank you for lighting up our dark newsfeeds. We’re with you. #AdobeProud

And thankfully, early Father’s Day tributes remind us that no matter how dark the world gets, there will always be dads.
Dads who make every game, drive to every practice, and “give up all their vacation time to travel across Canada to watch me play”…this tribute, compiled by the #1 ranked women’s curling team, celebrates the devoted sports dads out there.

“When you have kids, it forces you to be a better man for them.” -Andrew Gardner, offensive guard, Philadelphia Eagles

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles players talking about what fatherhood means to them made us get something in our eye…

In the words of this little filmmaker, we wish dads everywhere a very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very Happy Father’s Day weekend!

And don’t forget to thank your father figure(s) this Sunday!

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