Whether you’re a man, woman, or any gender – there’s absolutely nothing wrong with showing emotion to your parents! Although it’s in the toxic masculinity roots that men do not hug their dads, the relationship between a father and his son is special, and we believe more people should cherish it. There are millions of men who would give anything to be able to hug their dads one more time, so embrace it while you can!
The internet can be a nasty place, though, and not every man has the courage to share a photo of them hugging their dads. Eric Owens is a man that experienced this first hand when he shared a series of intimate photos where he hugs his son. Many trolls on the internet started re-sharing the photos and making fun of them. However, some people stood by Owens’ side, and one of the responses was so good that it deserves to be re-shared thousands of times. It highlights the importance of discussing toxic masculinity and the fear men have of showing affection towards their loved ones.
These are the photos Eric Owens shared:
Some internet trolls tried to put Eric down for sharing the photos:
However, one response stood out from the crowd because it highlighted what toxic masculinity really is, and how bad it is for everyone: