After the mother’s unexpected departure — which he says was the result of postpartum depression — Richard was thrust into the unknown. He realized how unprepared he was to raise a child by himself. Alone, depressed and terrified, Richard stumbled upon a Facebook group for fathers called “Life of Dad,” which showed him there were other men out there like him — and that it was possible tothrive as a young, single father.
Richard has done a complete 180-degree turnaround, thus saving his daughter’s life. He recently shared his story with “Life of Dad,” who shared it with its followers. Richard’s online letter has since gone massively viral, inspiring millions of people all over the world.