When we are children and even when we grow up, our fathers are our heroes. They are the ones we have all our faith in- as our protectors and caregivers. This is not just something that kids do, it is something that dads always do- they protect their children from any bad thing that might ever happen to them. Our safe places are our dads because they always know what to do. There is the no bigger truth than the fact that no matter what, we will always have our dads to save us, take care of us and make us feel secure.
As we grow up, we start to take this responsibility upon us- we take care of our dads and make sure that they feel safe and cared for but that happens only after we reach a certain age- when we have the strength and stability to assure the safety of our loved ones but allow me to tell you Joe’s story, a 13-year-old braveheart who saved his father and lived to tell the tale. It is not every day that we come across a story like this one.
Joe and his father, Paul, a firefighter, went rowing on a kayak along the coast of Anglesey, near the Ligwy beach and disaster befell. Paul fell off the kayak and straight into the ice-cold water. Joe had already made it to the rock but when he saw his dad fall off into the water and he did not give it too much thought- he jumped straight into the water, as all he wanted to do was save his father.
The whole incident was shot by some people at the Moelfre Station and they recall how it sent the whole station into a panic, they thought both the son and father would lose their lives.
As soon as Joe managed to get his father out of the water, he got him on an island that houses a tower built for lost sailors and then kept screaming to help him fight the hypothermia.
This story is one of a kind; you mostly come across stories like this in books. Paul was in tears when he realized how brave his son had been and said that he had never been prouder.