Goodwill Employee Notices Unusual Item In Tattooed Man's Cart, Captured Footage Goes Viral
Cailyn Finkel 5/9/2017
It was like every other shift for Sadie Collins inside her local Goodwill store. She stocked the shelves, checked prices and monitored the shoppers who filtered in and out as the day wore on.
During the middle of her shift, Sadie turned the corner and saw an imposing figure standing before her with something odd in his cart.
The man standing before her had tattoos all over his body, a long "rocker" beard and a shirt that read "Punisher." But in his cart sat something that caught Sadie by surprise....
She shared what happened next on the Love What Matters Facebook page:
"SO, this guy comes into Goodwill today, he's a big dude. He has tattoos on his neck and arm and even a skull tattoo the size of my entire hand on the back of his head.
His name tag says 'Punisher' everything about him screams burliness and manliness yet, here he is, at Goodwill with a baby doll strapped safely in the cart as he shops for clothing."
Facebook/Love What Matters
"When I asked him about it he told me it was his daughter's baby doll named Davey and that she wanted him to have clothes and socks so he got in his car, and drove here and bought Davey two onesies and then went to Walmart and bought him some socks as well.
I couldn't believe how well he treated his daughter's baby doll. It was incredible.
I can only imagine how well his daughter is cared for if he's willing to care for her toys this well. I just think amazing parenting like this deserves recognition. This man sucked up all of his pride and went out of his way to clothing shop for a baby doll just to make his little girl happy and if that's not love I don't know what is."
The amazing father was later identified as Keenan Watkins and it's clear he takes his role as a father extremely seriously. His attitude towards being a dad quickly went viral and people all over the globe reached out with praise.
In an awesome turn of events, Keenan left a very special message on the original Love What Matters post:
"My daughter had asked me before bedtime if I would take her favorite doll (Davey) with me everywhere I went while she was at school the next day.
She suggested I get him an outfit, etc. And yes, she also said for me to make sure I put him in a car seat while driving, feed him, everything else a little mommy would want for her baby. I told her I would, and I did.
I want my baby girl to know that she can always count on Daddy to tell her the truth, and that I take an active interest in the things she enjoys. I took several pics to show her that I had done everything she asked, but I didn't take this one.
A Goodwill worker took this and made the original post. I wasn't aware of her post until later in the day. To the people who find me weird, that's fine. I just made my daughter happy. Nothing more, and nothing less.
I did end up posting pics of my whole day with Davey, and those kinda tell the day's events in order, if anyone would like to see."
Keenan doesn't care if people are judgmental the way he cares and shows love for his daughter - he knows that this is a great way to make her happy!
What do you think about Keenan's day out with his daughter's doll? Share your thoughts and feelings with the world in the Facebook comments section!
Sources: Facebook/Love What Matters, Facebook/Keenan Watkins / FB Image Credit: Flickr/Jeepers Media