Did you ever see your father cry? Stop for a second.

As painful as that sight might be, tune into it.
It’s one of the hardest things for any child to witness. Regardless of your current status of relationship with your parents. It doesn’t matter if it’s a love/love, love/hate or G-d forbid a hate/hate relationship. When you see your parent in pain, something happens to you, something you wish you could ignore but you simply can’t. It touches on the innermost private chamber of your being.

Whatever you might be going through, at that moment of seeing your father cry – you will do whatever it takes, at any cost, to make sure his tears stop.

Written by Shlomo Katz