So many children grow up without having parents present. The absence of a parent can affect your life as you grow up. But thankfully for the baby in this picture that is going viral, he has the perfect father figure to step in when he needs it. His name is Mr Chip.
Ever since Cody was a child, he wanted to be a father. With no father of his own to look to for guidance, he turned to the man who had been there for him his whole life. Mr Chip.
Mr Chip and Cody may not have been related by blood, but that didn’t matter – they shared the same heart. When a picture of Mr Chip and his baby boy went viral, Cody took to Facebook to explain why the picture was so important…
So a lot of people like this picture. So I wanted to take a minute to tell the story. Milton West was my childhood next door neighbor. I knew him as Mr. Chip. He retired from DOW chemical as an operator. He has always been there for me since I was two years old. Growing up without a father was always difficult for me. But the good lord surrounded me with great men, Mr. Chip was one of them. He constantly preached the value of an education, taught me how to take care of a yard, he taught me to see people for who they are not what they look like, he taught me how to treat my mother like a saint and many other life lessons. His contributions to me becoming a good son, man and father were huge.
I am forever grateful for God putting him in my life.
So this past May my wife and I had a little boy named Bob Wayne Shugart. When Mr. Chip and his wife Shirley saw him they fell in love with him. They babysit him sometimes and we go and visit when we can. The last time we were over there Mr. Chip said he wants to be called “POP”. He says that’s his grandson. So we had to come up with a name for his wife. We decided on Lolli!!!!
So we tell Bob Wayne we are going to see Lolli Pop!!! I’m grateful that Lolli and Pop will be apart of my sons life. If he learns half the things from Mr. Chip as I did he will become a great son, man and father.
Everyday I read something negative and how race relations are worse than ever. I disagree and I hope this is a positive loving message to many people. This is just one story in little ol Victoria, Texas. I’m sure there are millions of similar stories across the United States.
The post has gone viral since it was posted to Facebook and thousands have been sharing the story of Mr Chip to prove that you don’t have to be blood related in order to make an impact on somebody’s life.