“Let Me Buy That Movie for Him. You Just Made My Day”

Tumblr user Wewantbeautifulthings made a post featuring her friend Steve Schultz, who lives in South Carolina. He wrote on Facebook about an encounter with a stranger in a Wal-Mart, and she posted his note on Tumblr. It went viral and was featured on Huffington Post and Reddit and many other places:

So, here’s how Sam became the proud owner of the Sofia the First DVD. On Saturday, the kids and I headed to Wal-Mart to get diapers, before picking up Erin at the Fine Arts Center. We are in line, and there is a display of Sofia DVDs next to the line. Sam says “Oh boy, Sofia the First…I love Sofia the First…can I get this movie?” And I say, “No Sam, we have more than enough movies right now”…which is very true. Then, the following dialogue:

MORON IN GAMECOCK POLO SHIRT AND BRAIDED BELT: “And those are girl movies…you don’t want to grow up like a mommy, you want to grow up to be like daddy.” 

ME: “Actually, I just want him to grow up to be whatever he is supposed to be…and if that’s a boy that likes princess movies then great.”

MORON: “You don’t think that will make him funny.”

ME: “I sure hope so.”

MORON: “I don’t mean that kind of funny, I mean he might like other boys.”

ME: “And I’d love him just as much…and he’d probably smell better as a teenager.”

MORON moves to another line.

OLD LADY behind me in line: “Let me buy that movie for him. You just made my day.” 
And that is how Sam came to own Sofia the First.”

Huffington Post author Farah Miller wrote that many people think that the story makes the father a contender for Father of the Year, but she also asked, “Our only question is WHO’S taking bids for OLD LADY of the Year nominations?”

For Further Information: Wewantbeautifulthings, “How to be a good parent anywhere ….” Tumblr. Accessed 15 April 2013.


Also: Farah Miller, “Dad’s Story Of Getting His Son A ‘Sofia The First’ DVD Puts Him Up For Father Of The Year (PHOTO).” Huffington Post. 13 April 2013


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