Photo Of A Father Protecting His Son In A Storm Goes Viral

Worth a thousand words.

A picture simply captioned "Dads" took hold of the Internet last week with its depiction of the lessons of fatherhood and parenting summarized in one perfect photograph.

The photo, reported by FOX 5 DC as thought to have been taken in Vancouver, is that of a man holding an umbrella over a little boy with a backpack — presumably his son — in the pouring rain. The original poster of the photograph has since deleted his or her account, so little information is available.

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The photo portrays the reflexive love and protective instinct of a parent.

It's a beautiful reminder to teach our children the value of putting others first ...

And that to be a parent is to have the greatest responsibility: to raise children who will shape the world.

Great job, Umbrella Dad.