I don’t know about you, but my heart just melts when I watch this video. There is this young father that is looking through one end of a video chat to his very young child on the other end. The kid is in one of those cute little zip up onesies that has colorful animals all over it. That little boy sitting in the onesie struggles to balance as he watches the screen where his dad’s face is playing.
Of course, the makers of the video have to play this really happy music in the background that really makes me want to cry. And even though the guy is in jail, you can hear that dad inflection in his voice. You can really hear how much he cares about his child. There really is something about a “bad boy” that cares about his child that makes for an intriguing story. Of course, this short little video is not really a story so much. You kinda have to fill in the blanks for yourself.
And that’s exactly what I did. After watching this video I got really interested in the dynamics of a family with one of the parents jail did you know 2.7 million kids across this country have a parent in jail? It’s an unbelievable number and I can’t even believe it. When I started looking up the stats it made me even more sad after watching that video. You kind of wonder what that guy was in jail for because it could be something silly. As it turns out, the United States jails a bigger share of its citizens than any other nation on the planet!
But there is something good that came from all of my searching on the subject. The people that made this video chat possible come from a company named Securus. It’s this telephone company that also does these video chats for prisoners and their families. And I’m so glad they are there because I could not imagine a life without one of my parents around. And you know what the ACLU said? They did this research and found that having a parent in jail is the same as going through the death of that parent. Could you imagine?
I’m just glad this company Securus is around to make these video chat possible and I read that they do it very easily and affordably for the families.