A divorced man’s gesture to his ex-wife went viral when he posted a detailed description of the surprise.
Billy Flynn, 36, from Boston, US, surprised his ex-wife with flowers on her birthday. Flynn’s ex-wife was presented with flowers and cards from her children. Billy made a post about the surprise on Facebook.
The sweet message touched Facebook users and Billy’s heartfelt message quickly went viral. Divorce typically creates feelings of bitterness, anger and resentment. Billy is promoting something completely different.
Billy woke up early and bought the flowers, cards and a gift for his ex-wife. He also bought breakfast ingredients so that their children could surprise her with breakfast. After receiving criticism, Billy explained the importance of doing so.
The 36-year-old wrote, “I’m raising two little men”. He stressed the importance of setting a good example.
“How I treat their mum is going to significantly shape how they see and treat women”, Billy wrote.
He said that example set will affect “their perception of relationships”. Billy said that this would be even more so the case as he and his wife are divorced.
Billy encouraged fellow Facebook users to model “good relationship behaviour”. “Rise above it and be an example. This is bigger than you”, the 36-year-old wrote.
The inspirational dad told people to “Raise good men. Raise good women”. He said that the world needs these figures now more than ever.
The inspirational post was shared on Facebook’s popular, ‘Love What Matters’ page. The post has more than 580,000 likes and has been shared over 214,000 times.
One Facebook user wrote, “I want to jump up and give this man a huge HUG”.
Another user wrote, “Amazing attitude and role model. He’s a blessing to his boys”.
The touching post encourages people to put their children first.