A company’s ad shows the Dad as “awesome”?

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Last week, Long John Silver’s had a great ad which affectionately showed a Catholic parish’s fish fry.

This week, the impossible happened: A corporation aired a two-minute online ad which showed the Dad as awesome.

The actor says: “My name is…”

“D-A-D!!” screams one of his kids looking for him.

“…and proud of it. And all Dads should be!”

Almost always, fathers are shown as distant, indifferent, until they’re yelling in anger. But this commercial’s father is a regular member of the family who knows and loves his children.

There’s a reason this ad, made for General Mills in Canada, has received over 300,000 views.

Hey, maybe if we want men to be better fathers, we could replace a lot of the dad-bashing with portrayals like this one.

The views expressed here are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views of CatholicVote.org

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer is also regular contributor with Catholic Pulse. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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