Tony Emms has just upped the ante for new dads everywhere.
The English father recently shared a Facebook photo of his fiancée, fast asleep with their infant baby, along with a post reflecting on how he has failed to give his sweetheart enough recognition for the work she does every day.
“I sometimes don’t give this woman the credit she is due, when I come from work she is always ‘tired,’” Emms wrote in the post. “Now it’s me who has been at work doing stuff all day, but lately I’ve been thinking what this amazing woman does while I’m out.”
Emms then recounted a typical day for his fiancée, Charlotte Sperry, who cares for their son while also cleaning up after him and the rest of the house, all the while forgetting to eat or take care of herself.
“I come home from working and get annoyed that [I] have to tidy up and say mummy hasn't done anything yet she has worked her ass of all day to make sure the baby is healthy and happy,” Emms wrote, before encouraging other dads to show similar appreciation for the moms in their lives.
“Respect the mother of your child,” he said in conclusion. “She is a special type of human that has given up everything to bring up your baby. I truly love my 2 sleeping baby’s and they both deserve their rest.”
Emm's post generated dozens of comments from appreciative moms, including Corrine Mason.
"I wish everyone thought like you Tony Emms," she said. "How lovely! I wish we did just sit around all day and watch TV!"
The post, which went up on Jan. 27, has since been liked by more than 34,000 Facebook users and shared more than 13,000 times, much to Emms' amazement.
"This post was not aimed to go viral or anything," he wrote in a follow-up posted this week. "It was just to let my partner know how much I love and care for her and that I was sorry that I ever thought she did nothing while I was at work.
“I can't wait to save up for our wedding and put a ring on this girls finger."