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A Utah mother's picture showing her going above and beyond for her son has gone viral after she posted it to Facebook
Whitney Kittrell said when she became a single mother more than three years ago, she made a promise with herself to do anything she could to give her kids a normal life.
The mum's Facebook post on Wednesday about her son's 'Dads and Doughnuts' event shows a photo of her with a drawn on goatee, a baseball hat, and a pair of sweatpants
She captioned the image: When I became a single mom over 3 years ago I made a promise with myself that I would do anything I could, even if it meant going out of my comfort zone, to give my kids a "normal" life and the same experiences as other kids.
"We have accomplished a lot. Trips alone, teaching my son how to play catch, killing bugs with minimal screaming, countless memories, and a normal life. But when my kindergartener came home with a paper saying that they were having "dads and doughnuts" my heart kinda sank. I finally sat him down and asked if he wanted to ask his grandpa to go.
"He just smiled and said "no. I want you to go. You're my mom and dad". So this morning I gathered up my best dad outfit, painted on some facial hair, and went to breakfast with my sweet son. I was so embarrassed but I couldn't help but smile when he introduced me to his little friends saying "this is my mom... she's my dad too so I brought her!".
"I've tried my best to let them know they are loved but I wonder a lot if I'm actually succeeding at it. When I went to leave he ran after me and hugged me tight around my neck and whispered "mom... I know that you'll always be there and do anything for me. Thank you. I love you" kissed my cheek and ran off.
"I hope he remembers this day cause I'll never forget it or his sweet words."
At the time of writing the post had received over 15,000 likes on Facebook, and has been shared over 8,000 times.
Kittrell, a mother of two, said she's tried her best to let her children know they are loved, but said she often wonders if she's actually succeeding at it.
By the looks of it, she definitely is.
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