One of the Fab Five himself | Photo: YouTube/NowThis News
Queer Eye has quickly become a beloved new Netflix series, but there’s one downside for Karamo Brown, one of the new Fab Five.
On Monday (16 April) morning, he tweeted about being a single dad on the road. It garnered a lot of supportive and heartwarming replies.
I’ve been traveling a lot for work lately which is great…but as a single dad it’s really hard to leave my sons constantly! Every decision I make is to better their lives but that still doesn’t stop the guilt I feel for being on the road. Any parents out there who get my pain?😢 pic.twitter.com/dRSabfG0Gs
— Karamo Brown (@KaramoBrown) April 16, 2018
‘I’ve been traveling a lot for work lately which is great,’ he began.
‘But as a single dad it’s really hard to leave my sons constantly! Every decision I make is to better their lives but that still doesn’t stop the guilt I feel for being on the road. Any parents out there who get my pain?’
The first season of Queer Eye branched out from the original series and stepped away from New York City. It took place in Georgia instead. The show, which was renewed for a second season, may move to a new location once more.
They’re inspired by you
Many people responded to Brown’s tweet, offering him support, love, and kind words. Both single parents and children of single parents reassured him that guilt was natural, but he’s still a good person.
I’m not a parent but I’m the daughter of a hardworking and selfless father who worked long hours to give me the best possible start in life. I’m sure they’re just as proud and inspired by you as I am by my dad, keep doing you and bettering yourself every day ❤️
— Sophie Lyon (@lyonsophie_) April 16, 2018
One user, Sophie, told Brown she believes his sons are ‘just as proud and inspired by you’ as she is by her own single father.
Another, Kat, said that parent guilt is ‘real’.
Parent guilt is REAL. You’re amazing though and are setting them a great example of being a hard working parent. I’m sure they understand, or they will one day ❤
— 🌻🌱Kat Ketchum🌱🌻 (@katketchumm) April 16, 2018
They also told Brown he’s amazing and ‘setting them a great example of being a hard working parent’.
Others simply expressed their empathy.
As a single mom, i do feel your pain ❤
— Just Lee (@Lydia_Lornaptx) April 16, 2018
Every second I spend away from my daughter I feel totally guilty. I feel you xx
— Mel (@wheetabixwoman) April 16, 2018
Beautiful family ❤️ I always feel guilty when I travel without my 2 boys, I think most parents do.
— Denise P. (@dap428) April 16, 2018
— Corinne Geiger (@CorinneN2193) April 16, 2018
They look extremely happy!! You’re a great Dad, it shows through their eyes. Guilt will always be a part of parenting, but we do our best and it shows that you do. Beautiful family! 😍😘
— beautyandtheblade (@lebeehyve) April 16, 2018
Finally, one user, Leanne, gave the best advice: ‘So be kind to yourself. Love matters the most. That’s what they remember.’
I think all single parents worry about not giving their kids the time they wish they could, while out working. Even two parent homes when living in such expensive times and having to work just as much. So be kind to yourself. Love matters the most. That’s what they remember. ❤️
— Leanne Barbon (@LeanneBarbon) April 16, 2018