There is no doubt that all of us have spent a considerable amount of time surfing the Internet now that we are under quarantine. You may have even looked for something that was a little pure, and those options are few and far between. If you’re looking for such an outlet, you may want to turn to the “Dad, How Do I?” YouTube channel. It is run by Rob Kenney, and people everywhere are loving what it has to offer. It all starts, however, with the story that Rob has about his own father.
His father had abandoned him and his siblings when he was only 14 years old. He recently gave an interview with Shattered magazine, saying that he had moved in with an older brother when it happened.
Since the time, he was able to get married and he has had two of his own children. They are adults, including Kyle, who is a software engineer, and his 27-year-old daughter, Kristine, who has a number of degrees and certifications.
He decided to start the “Dad, How Do I?” Channel on YouTube about a month ago. He shares practical advice, that he calls “Dadvice,” and it helps with tasks that you may do every day.
Kenney wanted to leave a legacy behind and to help others who may be dealing with a broken family. The videos cover a wide range of topics, such as checking the tire pressure, checking the oil in your car, fixing a running toilet, and how to iron a dress shirt.
“I want it to be about everyday tasks, but I also would like to pass along some of the wisdom I’ve learned along the way to encourage people,” Rob said to Shattered. “I thought I was just going to be showing people how to do stuff, but it’s kind of resonating on a whole different level.”
It wasn’t long after he started publishing the YouTube videos that Twitter and Reddit got involved. The channel already has over 1 million subscribers, with more joining every day.
Found a YouTube channel of this guy who's Dad walked out on him when he was 12.
Now a dad to two (adult) kids himself, he's made a YouTube Channel called "Dad, How Do I?" – where he makes maintenance videos for people with no Dads.
His channel: https://t.co/HCx6KeYdW7 pic.twitter.com/4D6lfu0yLs
— Bruce Wayne | The Wizard (@FaisalTreShah) May 17, 2020
It seems as if the Internet was ready for everything this YouTube channel had to offer. It’s also a great distraction from the difficulties we are facing today.
Who’s cutting the onions here pic.twitter.com/TtpzvRwnoh
— Jullz 👽 (@jullzbek) May 18, 2020
Oh, this makes me emotional. My dad walked out when I was 19 but he was gone emotionally LONG before that. These are the things my mum taught me instead because it was important.
I don't miss my dad, but I miss the dad I could have had… the dad who did this stuff with me.
— Jocelyn Galey @ Black Widow 2020 (@missgaley) May 19, 2020
Omg! This is amazing. I deeply hope he starts getting larger numbers of views. He deserves it. pic.twitter.com/AW8W5KVhKL
— I know why 🌹 (@sylvie_seven) May 18, 2020
— MiguelG714 (@G714Miguel) May 20, 2020
Of course, Kenney posted a thank you video to show his appreciation for all that everybody was doing for him.
“I’m a bit of an emotional wreck,” he admits. “The pain is pretty real in our world, and hopefully, this will help alleviate some of it.”SKM: below-content placeholder