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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  • Susan

    wow this man is an amazing father…SHE IS VERY LUCKY!!

  • Shanna

    Great story!

  • humble_Chiver

    What can you say to this, aside form this man is an awesome.

  • This is Me

    Does Team Maddy have a contribution/support page?

  • Der Freischütz

    I'm not gonna cry. I'm not gonna cry. Oh who am I kidding? Tears. Lots of them.

  • Tanya

    This is awesome! Brings the tears for sure.

  • @StAiChiLLin

    Rick you are one of the greatest persons I've ever heard about. My mind is blown.

  • Dub

    You are an awesome Father.

  • TTK

    Amazing. Simply amazing.

  • Soldasd
  • Chim Richels

    Dick Hoyt was the original 'World's Best Father' – look it up on Youtube.

    Rick Reilly did a great article on him in SI. The article started ' I suck as a father'

  • Joe

    Real solid stuff here. I had the pleasure of running the Boston Marathon in 09' alongside Dick and Rick Hoyt, a father-and-son team similar to Rick and Maddy. Makes running a little bit easier when you see what other people are doing!

  • Dstkains

    Anybody know how to get a hold of him. He is very inspiring. I have a 4 year old son with Cerebral Palsy. I would really like to speak to him on where he got the equipment for the bike, running, and swimming? My son loves to be outside as well, we just haven't found a way to adapt most of our equipment for his size. Thanks Chivers for any help you could give.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely blown away!

  • Sean Jernagan

    A true hero. Plus a member of the Bald head Brotherhood!

  • Rich

    Awesome dad is indeed awesome…Good job Sir!!!!!


    What a good father

  • hausmaus

    STOP MAKING ME CRY CHIVE!! But for seriously…that is a super bad ass dad. Good on him and his Maddy!

  • rideroftoha

    Real deal

  • beaner

    I think the both need a shirt. Awesome dad, how can i make it happen..

  • AirwolfWilly

    I care more about real people like this than whatever dumb shit is going on in a "celebrity's" life.
    Hard to believe this man and his daughter share the same planet as Snooki.

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  • Bill

    Next time you hear someone call a professional athlete a "hero", show them this article and let them know what a hero really is.

  • Craig

    Amazing story and a truly amazing Dad! Thanks Chive!

  • Jerry Reis

    Legen wait for it …. Dary! Legendary dad!

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