These two smiling faces areImoh Umoren and Imoh Umoren II, a father and two-year-old son in Lagos, Nigeria, who are about to melt your heart.
Umoren has said that being a father has changed him a lot.
Ive stopped cursing in real life because he always mimics me, he said. Im also raising him to be expressive about the way he feels and to be a gentleman. If he offends you, he comes and says sorry and kisses you.
And in fact, fatherhood has surpassed his wildest dreams.
For me, all my life Ive always wanted a kid, he said. My parents died when I was thirteen, so I had always craved that father-son relationship. And weve grown to love each other.
That love was on display on Tuesday when Imoh ran in a race at school.
He was doing pretty well that is, until he spotted his dad and ran to hug him instead of crossing the finish line.
So he was competing in the toddlers category, and he was making good progress, but he spotted me trying to take a picture of him and he ran to hug me instead of completing the race, Umoren said. I guess hes used to ending most of his races at home with running into my arms.
He was able to convince his son to get back in the race, and he wound up finishing fourth.
Imoh placed third in another event that day, which his father said left him a bit teary, since it was his first competition ever.
On our way home we stopped over for ice cream, and he seems like he enjoyed himself, which is important for me, he said.
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