A man is gaining praise online for his unique way of empowering his young son, who was born with a congenital heart defect.
Robert Selby, 33, of Virginia has gained tens of thousands of likes for an image featuring himself along with his adorable three-year-old son Chace. And while the photo sees the fit father posing shirtless, it has gone viral for a very different reason.
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Robert is seen in the photo posing in the bathroom with his little boy standing proud on the counter, both appearing to show off a feeding-tube in their respective bellies.
Chace looks utterly delighted to be looking more like his dad, proudly showing off his g-tube in the mirror.
The photo has since been shared on Instagram account Miracles and Messes, where it has racked up more than 110,000 likes on the site in just a few days.
It has also gained Robert plenty of fans for his dedication to making his son feel good about himself.
‘Dad of the year… You are a blessing, actually what boys need. Dads who support and encourage,’ wrote one user.
Another added: ‘This is so awesome of you to do. I am 33 and have the same g-tube. Since I was 12 I’ve always felt insecure about it. I just wanna say Thanks and how much your picture touched me.’
Along with an Instagram account dedicated to his son’s journey, Robert also posts about his boy on YouTube.
By VALERIE SIEBERT FOR DAILYMAIL.COM