Dad Weeps With Joy Over Son’s Average Report Card

Was this recorded on Upworthy Candid Camera or something?

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Once upon a time, there was a young British kid who had a hard time with math.

Then he studied hard for his exam and got a C, and his father was so impressed with this earth-shattering feat of averageness that he wept like a baby.

The end.

12 comments
billybaggins
billybaggins

The value of appreciation is greatly overlooked these days, but it's something you need to teach your child from the start. 

lim.eudora
lim.eudora

I heard this kid got dyslexia...

ShirLs_B
ShirLs_B

This is amazingly touching to watch. The father's reaction -- from disbelief to joy to tears -- is really priceless. If you listened closely, it seems the kid has had to re-take this test many times and finally he's scored a C and he doesn't need to take it again anymore.

Elitist snobs out there: Just because you're blessed with some IQ doesn't mean people who have to work hard for a C aren't worthy of encouragement & recognition. From my perspective, it's exactly such elitist snobs like you, who have academic IQ but zero EQ. It just makes you spoilt, self-important people, who fail to appreciate others, as well as the little things in life that can't be bought with money.

TaniaHooper-Bishop
TaniaHooper-Bishop

This is so beautiful to watch, what a wonderful father! And, what a clever kid to video it and share it with us, the look on his face as he comes back to the camera is pricless! Love it! 


KimberleyBelle
KimberleyBelle

I find it disheartening that so many people are ridiculing this young man's achievement! Who are we to judge the effort he put into that subject? What is to say that this (according to some) mere 'C' is not a massive achievement from his previous F's. What is to say that that 'mere C' will prove to him that he is not a failure, and he can go on to strive for higher achievements? Perspective, admiration, and support for his effort is what is needed; and that is just what his father gave him. He knows his son's struggles, and he is grateful for his son's effort and determination to succeed. until the day any one of you can walk a mile in his shoes and overcome failure, take your damaging judgements elsewhere!!

Ganesh15
Ganesh15

This is total bullshit. Seriously, this guy and his son and academically retarded. Since when was a "C" ever a great grade. Its not average. Its failing. British Education system is total BS anyways... so yeah, TIME News would be biased as thy provide no insight to their "claims and scorns."

earmite
earmite

Charlotte Alter, your privilege is showing. One more example to confirm Harvard is "an incubator for an American ruling class that is smug, stratified, self-congratulatory, and intellectually adrift." Get over yourself.  

Avidan2006
Avidan2006

It's so very sweet. Good on you, Dad, for being so supportive, and good job, young man, for passing math.

AB30
AB30

Whoever posted this video seems to be implying that we should scorn this guy.  What a jerk.  Obviously a "C" in math is an achievement for this kid, and the father is overjoyed.  I think the father's reaction is quite touching.  Are only high-achievers entitled to make their parents proud? 

MarcusTaylor
MarcusTaylor

A father and his son .... the best  feeling in the world!

nstehle
nstehle

@Ganesh15 You're an elitist snob.  Maybe this kid has a learning disability.  Maybe he's insanely good at reading and writing, but isn't very good at math & science (and his father wisely realizes that wealth most often comes from a knowledge of those latter two subjects).  You have no clue.  What's apparent is that this kid just took a huge leap forward in his education, studied hard, and is better for it.  His father knows his struggles and is proud of him.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume that you don't have kids.  That's the only reason I just called you an elitist snob -- you are -- with the hopes that you'll wise-up when you're an adult with life experiences and kids of your own. If you ARE an adult with children, you're something far worse than a snob.