Photo goes viral after Utah dad makes cheering up embarrassed daughter No. 1 priority

Ben Sowards and his daughter, Valerie, in a photo that went viral, undated | Photo courtesy, St. George News

CEDAR CITY — A southern Utah dad became a viral sensation for a picture where it looks like he peed his pants.

Ben Sowards says his daughter called home last week in tears because she peed her pants at school, so to make her feel less embarrassed he got his own pants wet before picking her up.

Sowards says he was just trying to make her smile, and it worked. But he didn’t expect one of his other kids to take a picture of him when he got home, and now that photo has gone viral.

Trying not to smile, Ben Sowards’ oldest daughter, Lucinda, says she never expected her tweet to get this much attention: more than a quarter of a million favorites.

“My dad was just trying to think of a way that he could show her that everything was going to be OK, and that he loved her,” she said.

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Written by JEFF MCADAM,

Copyright © 2017, KSTU. A Tribune broadcasting station

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  • mesaman April 20, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    When the power of love replaces the love of power the world is a better,kinder place to live. Well done Mr Sowards, you have shown your love to a lovely daughter.

    • comments April 21, 2017 at 11:52 am

      when we get u off the socialist welfare rolls the world will be a better place to live

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