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Single dad who went viral after mom abandoned baby shares farewell message with followers.

“I thank you all again for everything. Take care and keep writing your own story! It’s never truly over.”

This article originally appeared on 08.14.18

Back in 2015, the single dad Richard Johnson went viral after posting in the Facebook group Life of Dad. His post shared the story of his baby daughter Persephone, whose mother abandoned them just a month after birth. While Johnson wasn't sure of the reasoning behind the abandonment, he had a feeling post-partum depression was at play.

Johnson's display of vulnerability, as well as his concerns about being a single dad, resonated with people across the world, and his post quickly went viral.

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