Magazine article The New American

Dope Dads Doing Dope Things

Magazine article The New American

Dope Dads Doing Dope Things

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We often hear stories of moms coming to the aid of other moms or helping young children in need of a parental figure in a moment when none is around, but this story out of Philadelphia is about dads.

When an unidentified young boy was seen crying outside of Steame Elementary on his first day of school, a group of dads from the nonprofit group DOPE (Doing Our Part Eclectically) immediately took notice, Fox 29 reported.

The group was there to greet students on their first day of school and to give out high-fives, offer encouraging words, and hand out much-needed school supplies.

At one point, the men spotted a boy who was having a hard time adjusting to a new school. He was crying, and the dads immediately swooped in to provide words of comfort. "It was just a magnet feeling, you saw him going through something we all felt before, we all felt this, and when we saw that we just all gravitated to this kid," one of the dads, James Wells, explained. …

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