He’s a father figure to more than 2 million followers.
A TikTok user is providing “dinner with dad” to anyone who needs it, young or old, Upworthy reports.
Summer Clayton is a TikTok user who creates pretty wholesome content. While Clayton is not a father yet, he recognized the need for social media users to have a father figure, recently debuting a new content series entitled “Dinner With Dad.” In the segment Clayton offers users the opportunity to have intimate conversations they may wish to have with their own fathers, always sitting down two plates of food, starting with a prayer and continuing to a quick check-in.
Happy Sunday❤️. Is school out for you??
The series has been a hit with users, Clayton boasting 2.5 million “kids” with many of his videos racking up millions of views. The videos evoke strong reactions, many sharing personal anecdotes, while others express sadness because they don’t have a father like Clayton, some even referring to him as Dad.
“Last day of normal classes…then senior week for high school….then…graduation, I’m happy, yet sad that I’m leaving,” one user wrote to Clayton.
“Hi dad, I got into volleyball and I’m doing better in school, mom still thinks it isn’t enough but I’m still trying,” another commented.
“Stop…I lost my dad and this was so cute, I’m literally crying. You made my day,” another said.
Clayton’s videos give full Mister Rogers in 2022, him even going so far as to share dad advice, from hygiene tips to car hacks to showing his “children” how to tie a tie. It all matters in Clayton’s dad world. And clearly, the unconditional love and support he’s giving out are having ripples of positivity for his legion of loyal followers.
According to relationship counselor Don Olund, it may be his consistency that plays into it. Stability and connection are fundamental needs that children have of their parents, something that remains constant no matter how old you get.
The quintessential dad jokes and Clayton’s celebration of special occasions only heighten the joy, Clayton even taking time out to tuck his kids in at night.
Keep it going, Summer! The internet needs you.
Photo Courtesy of Summer Clayton/TikTok