Witness the power of a true father figure in this poignant story as a neighbor, popularly known as Grandpa Chip, steps in to provide care and kindness to his friend, forming a loving bond that transcends family ties. A family is formed, not born. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have loving blood family ties, but they are fortunate enough to be surrounded by individuals who make them feel at home.
Cody Shugart, a man from Victoria, Texas, is among many who never met his biological father. Growing up without the supervision of a devoted father, according to Cody, is difficult. He struggled to overcome the challenges that a boy, an adolescent, and an adult encounter without the support of a father.Fortunately for Cody, he grew up surrounded by respectable, kindhearted guys who didn’t mind playing the role of father figure to him.
Years later, the young and inexperienced Cody matured into a nice guy and married the woman of his dreams. He soon found himself caring for his own son. When he reflected on his youth, he recognized how crucial it was for young Cody to be surrounded by nice neighbors who were his father figure.Cody couldn’t forget Mr. Milton West, the man he affectionately nicknamed Mr.Chip, out of all the men who gladly became his father.
As a result, Cody found himself presenting his favorite father to his kid, Bob Wayne.Cody snapped a photo of his gorgeous son, Bob, sitting on Mr. Chip’s lap. Cody shared the photo online because he adored it and the memories it evoked. Within minutes, it had received hundreds of likes and shares, quickly becoming viral! It’s no surprise that thousands of hearts warmed when they saw Bob, a white and blonde baby, with Mr. Chip, an African American.
It’s refreshing to see a picture with a powerful timeless message at a time and place where people are divided by racial issues, misogyny, and discrimination. Cody added a personal note to the picture he uploaded on Facebook to make it even more memorable. And the caption says: “So many people like this photo. So I wanted to take a moment to tell you my tale. My boyhood next-door neighbor was Milton West. Mr. Chip was his name.
He left DOW Chemical as an operator. Since I was two years old, he has always been there for me. Growing up without a father was never easy for me.But the Lord surrounded me with outstanding guys, one of which was Mr. Chip. He continually preached the need of education, taught me how to care for a yard, taught me to view people for who they are rather than what they seem like, taught me to respect my mother like a saint, and taught me many other life lessons.
His contributions to my development as a good son, man, and father were enormous.” “I will be eternally grateful to God for bringing him into my life.” Cody expressed his admiration for the responsible and diligent Mr. Chip. “My wife and I had a son named Bob Wayne Shugart this past May.” Mr. Chip and his wife Shirley fell in love with him the moment they saw him. They babysit him on occasion, and we pay visits when we can.”
“Mr. Chip said the last time we were over there that he wants to be called ‘POP.'” He claims it’s his grandchild. So we had to think of a name for his bride. “We chose Lolli!!!!””So we inform Bob Wayne that we are going to see Lolli Pop!!!” I’m thankful that Lolli and Pop will be in my son’s life. If he learns half as much as I did from Mr. Chip, he will be a wonderful son, man, and father.” Cody went on to say that he knows his son Bob will be a great man with Mr. Chip by his side!
According to statistics, one out of every three children grows up without any help or support from their biological father. Cody, sadly, is one of these heartbreaking numbers. However, his experience is not altogether depressing because he encountered truly lovely people like Mr. Chip. demonstrating to the world that a family recognizes no blood relation, skin color, or age. A family is sometimes just a group of folks who make you feel at ease.