Dad Is Beyond Proud That His Son's Football Team Lost to a Group of Girls

When an anonymous dad showed up at his son's football game, he noticed something "odd." There appeared to be an all-girls team on the field, and at first, this dad couldn't wrap his head around the idea that his 10-year-old boy was going to be playing against girls . . . in a football game.

Despite the surprised looks between parents on the sidelines, the game went on and something became very clear: the girls were good. "It was a slaughter. My dad and others on our side were annoyed," the dad shared on Reddit.

As he watched the boys' team walk off in disappointment, he also noticed something in the parents of the little girls who had just dominated on the field. "I watched them and saw this deep, deep pride. I saw it in the coach of the girl's team. They were so damn happy that their girls were able to kick some ass," he wrote. "I honestly wanted to give them all hugs because the parents heard the underhanded comments of the NFL dads on the sidelines. They heard the jokes. But they just wanted to watch some football and cheer on their kids."

Despite admitting to feeling torn about girls beating his boy and worrying that his child would get teased because of it, this dad decided to casually bring up the game the next day. While he and his child were eating dinner, he explained his thoughts on the teams but was shocked by his child's response.

"[I told] him how I felt a mix of pride in the girls team, that girls around the world have never been able to do certain things because people didn't let them, and that men and even women will say girls can't do things," he wrote. "He shrugged and said, 'Ya they were good. Our team sucks. No big deal.'"

That's when it hit this man — because of how he's tried to raise his son and the generation in which he's growing up, the child already knows all of the things about how amazing women are that his dad was trying to teach.

"To him it was just a better team beating his team because they had a better coach and had a better game," he wrote. "He saw the ugliness of the world (the parents, the societal feeling that men are ALWAYS stronger than girls) and at the same time he saw the beauty; that you should wait to judge people based on their actions, girls and boys aren't monolithic creatures, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, and being better means playing better."