This dad is my hero — he should be yours too (27 Photos)

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Rick Beek’s Facebook page

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  • Travis

    I have a knot in my throat now. What an awesome role model.

  • Deston Seis Dos Dos

    #24 They should make a t-shirt with your picture on it. Real life Super Hero…

  • PG13

    I'm crying, this is amazing

  • Boo-f-in-hoo

    This doesn't happen often, but I cried when I read this story and scrolled through the pictures. This is no "average joe". It's good to hear these stories, it makes it a place worth living in, a place worth fighting for.

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  • saintzero42

    All I can say is that he is the fucking man. After seeing all that, it seems a little dusty in here.

  • SahffO

    I'm a dad of a 1 year old daughter, this is awesome, made me cry.

  • baconfortress

    Go Team Maddy!

  • Rob

    If this inspires u check out the story that must have inspired this dad……look up "team hoyt" the original iron man

  • Dave

    This is the reason I think there is hope for mankid!

  • John

    OMG, this makes me want to go home and hug my kids forever. You my friend are the ultimate father! You are what hero's are supposed to look like.

  • luc

    A true hero and father to his family and humanity

  • Sam


    A person, typically a man, who is admired for courage or noble qualities.

    Rick van Beek? Hero? Yes, absolutely! Sometimes, being a hero doesn't mean killing the bad guys, sometimes a hero a someone who lives a life of integrity, without fanfare or accolades. Rick is one of the few reasons why I don't completely despair of the species.

  • WTF

    Sure makes me want to do more as a father. thanks for the inspiration… Reminds me of

    Peole like you are here for a reason. Just keep doind what you do, and being the person you are. Thankyou for the inspiration.

  • JJG

    You sir are truly my hero I'm also a dad and there is nothing like putting a smile on your kids. KCCO

  • Dan Merta

    Truly a wonderful father, and how much love he has for his daughter. I have 3 healthy young boys and I know I could learn to be a better father like Rick!

  • ian

    nothing less the awesome..chive on TEAM MADDY!!

  • chestboy76

    You are a true inspiration! This is by far one of the most selfless things I've ever seen. Pay it forward people…Rick deserves it!

  • shane21613

    A true inspiration for all mankind!!

  • WebFerret

    What a legend of a fellow. It is all about our kids, Rick van Beek your an inspiration to one and all.

  • Laurie

    #24 and #27 some of the very best pictures you've ever posted…kudos Chive, this is why I'm a fan!

  • Guest

    He is a good father and a good human being. Somebody is cutting onions in my house too.

  • Arvid

    I love that the Chive isn't just about girls and pics of dumb people. Good on all of you. Keep doing what you're doing.

  • Melvos

    That bloke is a deadset legend!!! good onya mate

  • ilya

    Some heroes don't wear capes.

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