We just got all the feels.
On Tuesday, the normally private Fat Joe opened up about his first born son with special needs, Joey.
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For those who don't know, the rapper fathered Joey when he was just 22-years-old, an experience that F.J. has spoken on in the past. Obviously, having a special needs son as a young adult was challenging but ultimately VERY rewarding.
In the pic (above)! the 45-year-old explained:
"I'm very private with my first born. Joey is special kid full of joy and Love. there's no way you could understand unless you have a family member who has challenges in life. He's my angel and the reason for all my blessings. I Love him to death #godisgreat."
So sweet. The caption echoes a previous statement Joe made about his 23-year-old son back in 2010:
"My oldest son is Joey, he's 18. When I had him I was very young. I love my son dearly, but I didn't feel like I was ready to have kids at the time. From time to time I told my mom and dad they should have educated me on the responsibilities of having a kid. He was a special needs child, I raised him with my parents. His mom couldn't handle him, and instead of him going to a center we raised him all of his life. I had to learn the responsibilities of being a parent the hard way."
Very well said. We're glad Fat Joe and his son have such a special bond despite the initial hardships.
Apparently, a lot of Facebook commenters also found the Bronx native's post moving. They shared things like:
"The most realest thing I think you've ever shared…never be ashamed…God bless u and ya lil man…
My son is 4 year old non verbal autistic and he lights up my life he may not be able to speak but he's learnt ways to communicate and is an amazing brother.
My sweet precious son Marcell suffered a stroke 4 days after he was born. I was 22 and being that it was my first child, I was scared out of my mind! I had to learn so much and develop thicker skin. He underwent brain surgery last year and pulled through like a soldier! That little angel is my world and lights up my day like no one else can! God has truly blessed me and I'm forever grateful. #proudmommy"
Wow! Who knew Joe's post would inspire so much love and internet bonding!
We send our love to Joey and all the other wonderful humans out there with special needs!
[Image via Facebook.]
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