Mother’ s Day is celebrated in unique ways all around the world. But for those whose mothers aren’ t around, for a variety of reasons, the holiday can be tough. One single dad decided to make Mother’ s Day as happy an event as possible for his sons — by wearing a dress.
Chatchai “Sam” Panuthai is from Kanchanaburi, Thailand. He’ s raising his two sons, Imsome and Ozone, all by himself.
In Thailand, families traditionally celebrate Mother’ s Day with a special ceremony at school. Mothers come to visit their children’ s classrooms, where students kneel at their mothers’ feet to thank them.
Imsome and Ozone’ s mother wasn’ t around to attend the ceremony. But Chatchai didn’ t want his kids to feel left out with no parent there. So instead, Chatchai simply wore a dress and went to his children’ s school himself to do mom duty.
A friend captured the special occasion and posted it on Facebook, where it racked up millions of views — and a lot of love.