Dad’s Message About His Childhood Neighbor Is Warming Hearts


In a day and age when it seems like we’re more divided as a country than ever, there are still glimmers of hope and love. One such story has to do with a man named Cody Shugart and his childhood neighbor, Mr. Chip.

From the time Cody was a child, he knew he wanted to be a father. But without a solid father figure of his own, it seemed navigating the path of life to fatherhood would be challenging — then Mr. Chip got involved…


Cody remained quiet about his relationship with Mr. Chip for decades until a photo he posted of the loving man and his baby boy went viral online. Instead of staying quiet and letting the moment pass, Cody decided to speak up and share why the photo was so important.

“So a lot of people like this picture. So I wanted to take a minute to tell the story.

Milton West was my childhood next door neighbor. I knew him as Mr. Chip. He retired from DOW chemical as an operator. He has always been there for me since I was two years old.

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