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Single mom dons moustache and baseball cap for Donuts with Dad at sons school
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FORT WORTH, Texas Single parents often have to tackle multiple roles, but one Texas mom is winning over hearts everywhere with her dad side.

Yevette Vasquez is raising her 12-year-old son, Elijah, all on her own. While there are many difficult things about single parenting, Vasquez told ABC News the hardest part is worrying her son will miss out on the father-son stuff.

So when she pulled up to her sons school to drop him off last week and noticed the parking lot packed with cars, she knew something was up.

I asked him, Whats going on? Is there some event that Im supposed to be here for? Vasquez told ABC.

When Elijah informed his mom that the school was hosting a Donuts with Dad event, she immediately asked him why he hadnt told her earlier, and joked that she would have happily dressed up like a man so he could attend.

Much to Vasquezs surprise, Elijah was totally on board with the idea, telling her, We got 10 minutes before the bell rings! ABC reported.

So the mother-son pair raced home, and with the help of a plaid shirt, baseball hat and fake moustache, they returned to the school as father and son.

Most of the dads thought it was really cool, Vasquez told CNN. They thought it was really supportive and sweet.

Elijah was likely the happiest kid in the room thrilled that his mom was willing to go to such lengths to make him feel comfortable on a day that would have otherwise been a bit of a bummer.

Vasquez posted pictures of her dad day on her Facebook account, and those photos have since gone viral as of Tuesday night, theyd inspired more than 17,000 reactions, 5,900 shares and hundreds of comments.

I know seeing other dads with their kids isnt easy for mine, but its life, she wrote. At least I can do whatever it takes to put a smile on that face, so here it goes.

Vasquez told CNN shes been receiving messages of support and encouragement from other single parents across the globe.

We dont know each other but know that Im a momma just like you and Im so proud of you, one commenter wrote. Dont ever let anyone bring you down. Know your worth!

Vasquez, who has two younger sons as well, told ABC News she doesnt intend to retire the moustache any time soon, especially after seeing how happy it made Elijah.

My three boys are my loves and I hope I can raise them to be amazing men, fathers and husbands even without a father figure example for them, she said.
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