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Do we take our fathers for granted?

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Comments (47)

(46) Anonymous, September 4, 2015 2:24 AM

How touching.......

(45) Anonymous, December 23, 2009 11:52 PM


WOW! that was incredible.

(44) Unsure, July 6, 2009 4:57 PM


How did the father remember where the book is ?

(43) Raymond Hawkins, June 21, 2009 8:58 AM


Thank you so much.

(42) Leah, June 20, 2009 9:19 PM

sooo touching

wow this was very powerful. I have so much to work on, thanks for the reminder.

(41) Myrna, June 20, 2009 6:06 PM

finally the son saw...

This is so good to see a son be able to admit his father means so much to him and to show it. 11 years ago my father, 91, passed away and I still miss him so very much on Father's Day.

Chill, April 14, 2011 5:23 PM


very moving

(40) Laura, June 20, 2009 7:55 AM

it reminds me

It reminds me of my own kind father that I still miss after 25 years without him

(39) Anonymous, June 19, 2009 2:43 PM

This is a wonderfull video.

This is a wonderfull video i consider everyone should see.!

(38) Anonymous, June 19, 2009 10:03 AM

This video made me choke on my tears, I'm a teenager, and i see my parents not as vulnerable as this, fighting to impart her/his lesson in a stronger way. When they are old and vulnerable u look back and say,"oh y didnt i see my parents pure love for me!? They meant my good" and yes they mean our good but believe me, parents can give you alot of pain, Not only vice versa!!

(37) tova, June 18, 2009 9:03 PM

very touching. i got choked up with emotion.

(36) Mr. Anonymous, June 18, 2009 6:42 PM

Beautiful and Touching

This video is both beautiful and touching. Thank you.

(35) yanky, June 18, 2009 11:50 AM

I'm speechless.

(34) Annette, June 17, 2009 8:05 PM


isn't patience a virtue! life is happening... anyway, parents are aging... anyway, so... anyway... we might as well be patient, with our kids, our parents and ourselves.

(33) Anonymous, June 17, 2009 6:38 PM

very powerful

after having lost my mother not long ago to Alzheimer's this is very touching.

(32) Leib Yitzchok, June 17, 2009 5:21 PM

A sense of loss still deeply felt...

I wonder who can view this without a tear and the empty feeling of just wanting to hug one's father just once again. If only that were possible. While this may be nothing more than an illustrative video, it strikes home. Who can ever know before we lose our loved ones, especially our parents, how our lives will change. It's a "hole that can not be filled" no matter how hard we try. Honor thy parents for the lessons that they teach are timeless and the love that they have bestowed is the source of who and what we are. B'H'

(31) Anonymous, June 17, 2009 4:01 PM


(30) suri, June 17, 2009 3:53 PM

I was very moved by this short film. My mother in law repeats questions and stories countless of times. Thanks for the chizuk.

(29) Yonathan, June 17, 2009 3:42 PM

Excelent video, i think that a lot of young boys and girls have to see this video over and over again.

(28) Marina Rivera del Aguila, June 17, 2009 3:24 PM

Why not read, study, and live by Torah?

What does Torah say? Honor your father and your mother... It does not add: if you feel like it, whenever it is convenient, etc.

(27) Shlomo, June 17, 2009 3:16 PM

Role Reversal

The beauty of the scene is the concept of role reversal - this is not about guilt, but about appreciation, memory, and vulnerability....a beautiful and touching moment - that made me think how much I don't know about the things my parents did to raise me....

(26) hdc@hdconline.org, June 17, 2009 9:55 AM


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(23) Linda, June 17, 2009 7:12 AM

For Anonymous no.4

When an elderly person asks a question 21 times, believe me it's not for attention. Many elderly don't remember that they have already asked the question a second ago. It certainly isn't intended to be cute! It's sad and tragic and if these elderly people knew that they were repeating themselves so often, they would be horrified. I think the message you should learn from this is that just as a parent has (or should have) infinite patience for a young child, so an adult child needs infinite patience for an elderly parent!

(22) Jane, June 16, 2009 11:40 PM

True Life

Well let me tell you my elderly father asked me the same question 50 times and there is only so much a child can take! So you cant always pull the GUILT trip!

(21) Dennis Mosebey, June 16, 2009 10:47 PM

Very moving tribute and a reminder how important our parents are to us.

(20) J, June 16, 2009 10:37 PM

Tears streaming from my eyes

Tears streaming from my eyes

(19) Rhode, June 16, 2009 9:37 PM

A fitting message for today: honor our fathers.

I believe that honoring our fathers is proper and a legacy to be shared with the next generation.

(18) judy, June 16, 2009 7:40 PM

How appropriate

A powerful message, thank you

(17) yosef, June 16, 2009 6:55 PM

powerfull message a must for todays youth

This should be shown to every school and teenage child. How true thank you for sharing it.

(16) Anonymous, June 16, 2009 4:15 PM

This movie made me cry so much it is really affectionate and it teaches us to have selfcontrol and to be slow at anger. This was one of the sadest and most thought provoking movies ive ever seen!

(15) mike w, June 16, 2009 3:21 PM

a very moving, beautiful short

For those whom no longer have their fathers with them, it brings back all the memories they shared, and all the memories they have missed. For those who have children, it makes you want to create more memories, and enjoy those you already have. Grand children is an even greater blessing. Thank you for sending to me...

(14) Diana, June 16, 2009 8:23 AM

A Marvelous Father's Day Reminder To All

This should be made into a paid advertisement of sorts to be shown on a major television network just prior to Father's Day...or really at anytime of the year...to impress this painful reality to society, and to enlighten everyone. Often in the busy hustle and bustle of our life today, people react without thinking of the consequences of their actions and even miss seeing the pain that they have caused reflected in the eyes of their elderly parents. This points out the error of their ways and could remedy someones behavior and the pain all to often suffered by a loving mother or father...before it is too late in time to make ammends.

(13) ashaindel, June 16, 2009 7:31 AM

I was crying.

(12) Adriana, June 16, 2009 7:24 AM

A wish of the heart of the FATHER

It is so inteligently done and with so much truth that the heart can not escape from being touched. Thank you for expressing clearly parents eternal wish to always be close to their children. A reflection of the wish of our FATHER in the Heavens...

(11) Keith, June 16, 2009 2:08 AM

vividly pertinent

This helps to remind us all of the first Commanment with "Promise". Honour your father and your mother that your days may be long upon the earth

(10) Greatful, June 15, 2009 9:54 PM

Really good way of sending such lessons deep straight into the heart, without giving the viewer A chance to block his/her emotions, thanks!

(9) EsterMina Silinsky, June 15, 2009 2:02 PM

just goes to show that parents love children more than children love parents

It just goes to show that parents love their children more than children love their parents. Who gives more? I cried.

(8) Anonymous, June 15, 2009 1:14 PM

Father repeats..

My mother is 92 and doesn't remember anything she just did or said. She does this same sort of repeating. I struggle to maintain my patience every time I am with her. This video was very touching and will help me as I struggle through the end of my mother's life. Thank you.

(7) Yedidah, June 15, 2009 10:11 AM

Taking Father For Granted

This made me sad. Also made me think. Though my dad has gone to the olam haba, I still have my mother, to which I am grateful to the Almighty. Now that I am in my 50's and my mother is in her 70's, I see things differently than when I was younger, and I have come to appreciate my mother more. Be thankful for your parents if they are still alive and show respect. Remember we are to treat others as we would have them treat us.

(6) Rosen, June 14, 2009 7:01 PM

kids' questions

Reminds me of how much children at the park I work at ask the same question to me numerous times such as "when is the carousel open?, when is the carousel open?..." It's just part of a child's development to ask the same question over and over again not knowing whether he/she heard it the first time. That's how children will emulate the world around them...Now, if only children were a lot more grateful of their fathers and mothers, they would be less likely to take them for granted and a given in life...As our parents age, I'm somewhat reminded of what my brother used to tell my folks: "it's your nursing home I'm putting you in." All in all, always love and honor your mother and father unconditionally, regardless of the circumstances of the relationship.

(5) DeeAnn, June 14, 2009 4:08 PM

Just understand and dont complain

Whenever we see something good online there are always annoying people (yes, that means some of you guys) commentating in a mocking rude way and mess up every bit of the meaning and the sweetness that is so rare in this world. Don't complain, don't criticize, dont insult, don't mock because you just don't understand that these little bits of heaven are special to others. This video is sweet, I never hug my mom and dad anymore, I wish I could.

(4) Anonymous, June 14, 2009 2:03 PM

Give your father attention...

When a child asks a question 21 times he is being cute. When a father asks a question 21 times he is being an old needy man that needs attention. While it's great to give your father the attention that he needs in a manner that is appropriate, it is impossible to consider it cute if he were to act like a three year old!

(3) Anonymous, June 14, 2009 12:21 PM

thats a good lesson!

(2) Chana, June 14, 2009 12:07 PM

it's not funny....

it's so touching!

(1) Mordechai, June 14, 2009 6:36 AM

What is it? It''s the love of a father for his child

What a beautiful and inspiring video. It actually brought tears to my eyes.


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