“Gary is the best father figure I could ask for.
My biological dad left my mom, and then left his second wife when I was 8. It was rough, and there were times I wasn’t a good step-son, but he kept at it, supported me in everything I did, and even after getting hurt on his job, worked hard to take care of the house and be at my band shows pulling equipment in the field.
Years later, I’m now a dad of two (one being his namesake, Garrett), and I realize the struggle he went through raising two kids that weren’t his and then one that was, and still being the best dad equally for all.
He also loves being a grandpa.
My sons are giving me a run for my money, but I’m lucky to have an amazing mentor and teacher to help me out. To thank him, we finally were able to get him his dream car, a 63 Dodge Dart.
Here’s a picture of us with his grandkids and the car, and I can say both gave him new spark in his life. Thanks old man for being the best father when I didn’t have one, and showing me how to be one to my kids.”
– Paul Vargas (@HispanicMnky)
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