8-Year-Old Runs After Dad To Get One Last Hug Before Work

8-Year-Old Runs After Dad To Get One Last Hug Before Work

A young man, still wearing his pajamas, hurriedly ran outside early one morning so he could get one more loving embrace in before his dad left to start his workday. 

The world is a sad, lonely, dark and depressing location. Given the amount of hatred, bitterness and hostility that litters social media and is splashed across local television news broadcasts, it can feel like a place entirely devoid of love and kindness. As bad as things may seem at times, all is not lost yet, as the touching and sweet action of a young man clearly shows.

A clip posted on YouTube, shows an 8-year-old, Isaiah Lobdell, rushing outside without shoes and still in his pajamas, a little before 6:30 in the morning. The little guy runs out on the driveway just as his father, in a white GMC pickup truck, is about to pull onto the road and head to work for the day. 

He waves down his father, hoping to get his attention as he yells, “Dad!”

Isaiah’s efforts were successful. 

Dad, as he reaches the end of the driveway, but before pulling onto the road, stops and exits the vehicle. As the father, Tyler Lobdell, gets out of his truck, he is heard asking, “What?”

Tyler continues approaching his son, trying to figure out what exactly Isaiah needs and wants at that moment. Dad stops a few feet from his son as Isaiah holds his arms out for a goodbye hug. Dad crouches down and fulfills his young son’s loving and moving request, giving Isaiah a massive hug as he picks him up off the ground. 

Isaiah said he “wanted one more hug” before his father left.

“These little kids, their love is the biggest thing they have to offer,” Tyler said. “So, to me, when they want a hug, it is a pretty big deal.”

Proverbs 22:6 “If a child is trained up in the right way, even when he is old, he will not be turned away from it.”

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