Kenyans on Twitter have already started Father’s day celebrations. The day honors all fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, and father figures for their contribution. It was created to complement Mother’s Day. It is not a public holiday. Businesses will be open or closed based on the day of the week, Sunday. Father’s Day is a time to recognize fathers and father figures who have influenced a person’s life. It is celebrated through cards, gifts, dining out, gifts such as electronic gadgets, sports attire, household tools or time spent together.
Any man can be a father, but it takes a special someone to be a dad, this is a saying that is known across the globe. There are countless communities that use Twitter every day as a way to connect, often across the world. For Father’s Day this coming Sunday, Twitter would like to celebrate a community that delights the Twitterverse day in and day out with humor and candor: the dads.
Dads on Twitter connect and converse in real time with other dads who share their experience of fatherhood before the actual day of Father’s day celebration on Sunday. About 2.5 million people active on Twitter mention ‘dad’ or ‘father’ in their profiles. Twitter analyzed the words that appear frequently in Tweets about fatherhood and came up with the following; Fatherhood is the best thing that ever happened to me, fatherhood is not easy, fatherhood is awesome, fatherhood is an important Job, being a father is fun, fatherhood is great, fatherhood is a choice, fatherhood is rewarding, fatherhood is cool and fulfilling.
To celebrate all the dads, take a look at how these guys discuss fatherhood with one another on Twitter
@dalepartridge— My little baby is becoming a child. Her hair is growing and her face is taking shape. Fatherhood is such a gift…
@TLambo_— Fatherhood is a feeling you can’t put into words
@BennyLaMonte— They always told me, and I never understood until these two came into my life. #fatherhood is everything.
@FatherWithTwins— I would pay inordinate sums of money to go back to the days where my kids took naps.
Kenyans on Twitter are talking about their dads on Twitter using the hashtag #PapaTaughtMe, popularized by @FatumasVoice, an interactive forum that expresses hope through art, poetry and music. Ahead of Father’s Day, the focus is on Dads and when Kenyans were asked to share the most meaningful life lesson they had learnt from their fathers, this is what they had to say:
Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.
“I think back to the day I drove Michelle and a newborn Malia home from the hospital nearly 13 years ago—crawling along, miles under the speed limit, feeling the weight of my daughter’s future resting in my hands. I think about the pledge I made to her that day: that I would give her what I never had—that if I could be anything in life, I would be a good father. I knew that day that my own life wouldn’t count for much unless she had every opportunity in hers.” Barrack Obama said.