You Won't Believe What This Gay Man's Dad Told Him In 1959 (No, Seriously)

"I had the patron saint of dads for sissies."

When you picture a farmer from 1959 calling out his son for being gay, you probably don't imagine it being a very loving conversation. But what if that wasn't the case?

Storycorps, an organization that strives to "provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives," has just released a heartwarming video of that very story.

Storycorps writes:

"Patrick Haggerty grew up the son of a dairy farmer in rural Dry Creek, Washington, during the 1950s. As a teenager, Pat began to understand he was gay—something he thought he was hiding well. But one day, after performing at a school assembly, Pat learned that his father could see him much more clearly than he realized."

Watch the animated movie that accompanies Haggerty's sweet story below.

h/t: Towleroad 

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