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Man Whose Father Abandoned Him When He Was 12 Shares Basic Skills On YouTube For Others Like Him

Man Whose Father Abandoned Him When He Was 12 Shares Basic Skills On YouTube For Others Like Him

Behold Rob Kenney, a doting father and YouTuber, who has won over everyone's heart with his exceptionally pure videos.

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The quarantine has seen a surge in content creation. While some are using their creativity to share simple DIYs, others are sharing recipes, hacks, and a whole bunch of other things. But if you're wondering who has the most wholesome content of them all, then look no further. Behold Rob Kenney, a doting father and YouTuber, who has won over everyone's heart with his exceptionally pure videos. Kenney recently went viral on Reddit and Twitter after sharing basic skills that one would normally ask their dads. His intentions were to help those who are either living alone or don't have fathers who could teach them.



 

 

Apart from his touching YouTube channel Dad, How Do I? Kenney has one hell of a heart-wrenching story of his own father. During a recent interview with Shattered magazine, Kenney shared a tragic story of his father abandoning him and his siblings. He was just 14 when his dad left. Following this, Kenney had to move in with one of his older brothers. Eventually, he tied the knot with his beautiful wife, with whom he has lovingly raised two wonderful kids, who are all grown up now. Kristine, his 27-year-old daughter has acquired a number of certificates and degrees to help her work with children. As for his son, Kyle, he's a software engineer. 



 

 

Now, with his children out living their lives, Kenney decided to channel his "empty nest" feelings by creating this heartwarming YouTube channel, reports Scary Mommy. The channel, which he started about a month ago, shares "practical 'Dadvice' for everyday tasks." How adorable is that? It sure warms my heart! Speaking to the magazine Shattered, Kenney shared his wishes of leaving behind a legacy that particularly focuses on assisting those coping with the absence of apparent or a broken family. 



 

"I want it to be about everyday tasks, but I also would like to pass along some of the wisdom I’ve learned along the way to encourage people," he expressed. "I thought I was just going to be showing people how to do stuff, but it’s kind of resonating on a whole different level." Until now, he has posted videos on how to fix a running toilet, how to tie a tie, how to unclog a bathtub drain/sink, how to hang a shelf,  how to shave your face, and how to iron a dress shirt, among others. All of these tips are definitely ones that people hope to learn from their dads and that's why this has resonated with thousands of people all around the globe. 



 

 

Despite his sweet intentions, Kenney didn't really gain that many followers until his interview with the magazine was published. Soon after people learned about his troubled childhood and his brilliant efforts, they were overcome with the purity of his channel, which now has 1.27 million subscribers. It isn't surprising that Kenney is receiving the love and support of hundreds and thousands of people because his wholesome content is exactly the distraction we need to take our mind off the seemingly never-ending dangerous reality we are living in. 



 

 

People were quick to applaud Kenney's genuine act on Twitter. Omg, I’m already an adult and I had a dad growing up but he passed away when I was 14 before I needed to know most of these things and now I feel like I don’t have anyone to teach me how to do stuff for myself in my apartment and car. I’m seriously about to subscribe!! wrote user Chloe. Another, Kai shared: My dad passed away a few years ago, he wasn't an amazing person but the amount of times I've had trouble trying to figure out how to do something and realizing I couldn't go and ask my dad is insane. 



 

 

Following this sudden boom in popularity Kenney uploaded a video thanking everyone who supported his channel and shared kind words for him. "I’m a bit of an emotional wreck," he expressed. "The pain is pretty real in our world, and hopefully, this will help alleviate some of it."



 

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