Today, our founder Alex Lewis closes out our series of telling stories from last month's True Stories event by sharing a special moment between him and his dad.
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"I didn't grow up living with my dad. Him and my mom got divorced early on. While he sought to be as present as possible, it's tough to grow close with someone you don't interact with daily.
Although my dad and I don't see eye-to-eye on everything, I still crave his affirmation. One of the moments that sticks out to me took place a few years ago when my dad, little brother, and I went to go see Selma.
During the movie, as Martin Luther King Jr. led the Selma to Montgomery March across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, my dad turned to me with tears in his eyes and begged me to keep moving in the direction of greatness. I began crying as he told me, 'I'm proud of you.'
Meaningful words from meaningful people can inspire you to continue finding meaning. It doesn't take much. The words my dad spoke over me that day still push me to make a difference. And just like he told me, I want you to know I'm proud of you. Keep being great."
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