Viral Video: This guy just issued a challenge to men everywhere

TheBlaze’s Jason Howerton found an amazing viral video last night of a regular guy issuing a big challenge to real men everywhere. Why is it so great? Hint: It has nothing to do with dumping a bucket of ice on your head.

In the video, North Carolina man Kendell Smith soberly explains, “I don’t really do Facebook videos or anything like that, but I guess since everyone else is doing a challenge, I figured I should do one too.”

“So, this is my challenge… to anyone who wants to accept it — see if you can do this.”

He then got up and picked up his son who was sitting off camera and said “Be a father. Take care of your kids. Be there in their lives and mean something to them.”

That’s a challenge every parent should take.

“This is great!” Glenn said after watching the video.


So far, the video has been shared over 57,000 times since it was posted on August 1st.

  • landofaahs

    It’s too bad Uncle Sam tries to tell the Father how to lead the family. Kick the insane uncle out first.

  • Chris Stratford

    All men CAN do the challenge, unfortunately not all men will.

  • John

    That’s the sign of a leader right there: “…but I guess since everyone else is doing a challenge, I figured I should do one too.”

    • underjones

      John, destroying the good another man does because it’s not good enough isn’t a sign of leadership either.

      • John

        I wasn’t destroying the good he did. I simply poked a little fun at him. I never once denounced his message.

        • Kendell J. Smith

          No offense taken at all! lol thank you for viewing my video!

  • Megan Ernest

    Why is it so difficult for people to just take something good for what it is, rather than feeling the need to destroy it with negative comments…same thing on every story I read…please stop. You’re what’s wrong with the world…

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  • Monk

    AWESOME! You are going to be a GREAT father to your child. BRAVO!!!

  • mark s

    Tell that to the mothers .as soon as I had my son she ran to child support and moved we are just a Walkin atm machine .it’s not just the father’s running away like the media reports Uncle Sam is the new DADDY cause its money involved

    • luke orem

      Uncle Sam doesn’t like competition for the ladies in this country.

    • Sharon Piwko

      Why do people have a baby with someone they don’t want to be? I don’t quite understand that. If guys put a ring on her finger before he procreates with her, she probably isn’t going to run to child support… that is, until he doesn’t help out with the responsibility. That includes the finances. Babies are not free or cheap to raise.

  • luke orem

    The government is paying women to keep men out of their house. They are subsidizing fatherless homes and they tell women they’ll take their checks from them if they let a man in.

    • Sharon Piwko

      That’s not true. I am a former eligibility worker and there are lots of unemployed couples that receive assistance. But then again, why should the government have to support the child when the fathers (& mothers) don’t? Who is making the child? And a father does not have to live in the home and be in a relationship with the mother to continue to have contact and a relationship with their child. Child custody & visitation laws are in favor of both parents being involved with their child. Child support laws are a separate issue from custody & visitation. People need to stop making excuses for bailing on their children.

      • luke orem

        Yes it is true. There are tons of welfare programs that you cannot cohabitate on. Go to Baltimore MD and start asking women with children what happens if they get married.

        • Sharon Piwko

          Cohabitate and get married are not the same. One does not create a legal obligation to provide financial support, the other one does. Step parents are not legally obligated to support their step children but they are legally obligated to support their spouse once married. To calculate how much income is used, there is a formula and depending upon the new spouses income, it could disqualify the mother from aid but if she marries a man with high income, why would she need the pittance the state pays in welfare?

  • John Ramirez

    What are we coming to that we have to challenge men to be fathers to their children?

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  • the_independent_truth

    Why isn’t Glenn saying anything about whats going on is Missouri

  • Noah Rosenblum

    Mr. Smith, Excellent challenge, well put

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