Parenting is no easy task. Now with social media and technology, it is hard for parents and teachers to really relate to their students. That’s why Brad Howard, who is a father and a pastor from Texas, thought that his warning was going to be enough. He told his son that if he were to receive any more emails, phone calls or complaints about him speaking in class, then he would show up and sit next to him.
And it seems like his son, who is also named Bradley, didn’t heed his warning.
The 53-year-old father reached viral status after Bradley’s sister tweeted a picture of him sitting next to his son in his Physics class.
Molli Howard went on Twitter to share the photo and the caption: ‘my dad told my brother if he got another call from the physics teacher complaining he would go sit in his class. dad got another call.’
The photo has since been liked more than five thousand times and has been retweeted over two thousand times.
During an interview with Inside Edition, the father said: ‘my son was getting into some trouble in one of his classes in high school and his teacher was emailing me. He’s a good kid, but always tries to get a few laughs off whatever crowd is around him at the time.’
The best part of this story is probably the fact that Bradley had no idea his dad was going to show up to his class.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, Brad said: ‘for some reason, I said, ‘Hey, if we get another call, I’m going to show up in school and sit beside you in class.’ My wife wakes me up and says, ‘Brad, it’s time for you to go to school.’ I thought, ‘Oh, no, what have I done?’’
As Bradley entered his classroom and said hi to all his friends, little did he know his dad was already waiting for him in his assigned seat. While everyone in the class found it hilarious that Bradley’s father showed up to his class, Bradley, however, didn’t find it so funny.
Even television talk show host, Montel Williams caught wind of the parenting act and tweeted at the family: ‘this is awesome!! One dad to another, well done!’
Denise Howard, who is Brad’s wife and Bradley’s mother, said: ‘the Howard men are famous. We’ve had a great time with this but more than anything we hope we don’t get any more calls about Bradley interrupting in physics class!’