Dad goes viral with YouTube channel offering ‘practical Dadvice’ for everyday tasks

YouTube / ‘Dad, how do I?’

How many times in your life have you asked a question that starts with “Dad, how do I…?”

Whether you’re stuck trying to unblock a drain, are unsure of how to quickly change a car tyre, or find the fiddly task of tying a tie just too much to comprehend alone, it’s often your Dad that many will turn to for a helping hand and a point in the right direction.

For those who unfortunately grew up with the absence of a Father figure though, this isn’t always an easy question and it was this exact roadblock that prompted one man to kick-start a new project.

After his Father left when he was just 12 years old, Rob Kenney decided to set up ‘Dad, how do I?’ – a YouTube channel dedicated to offering ‘practical Dadvice for everyday tasks’ – to those who are also without a Father figure and may be struggling.

It may be hard to believe, but Rob only created the ‘Dad, how do I?‘ channel on 21st April 2020 and in less than one month, he’s amassed over 920K subscribers and counting.

In fact, his channel is one of the fastest growing on the platform, but just how did it become so popular?

Well, along with helpful content and his positive, heartwarming outlook on life, a few viral tweets and one in particular by @earthygissel probably has quite a lot to do with it.

After the Twitter user shared his channel to social media, the post has garnered over 300,000 retweets, 1 million likes and thousands of comments from people praising Rob’s efforts and offering their personal stories.

It’s clear to see that it’s hit home and has resonated with so many.

Unable to fathom and process the sheer growth of his channel, a completely overwhelmed Rob took to YouTube today to say a big thank you all of his subscribers, old and new, and explain a little more about what made him start this journey.

If you make the time to watch anything today, we really hope it’s this:

No, we’re not crying, you are.

Okay let’s face it, maybe we’ve got a few tears forming too, but how can you not?

Thank you, Rob.

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