(Update) Father Whose Son Earns “C” Tells Happy Story

(Update) Father Whose Son Earns “C” Tells Happy Story

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Father and son from Maths video-TODAYvidThe British father who had an emotional reaction to his son’s passing grade in math is not surprised that spontaneous joy between a father and son has resonated with so many people. (Watch the video from yesterday that has logged 2 million views.)

“I’m overwhelmed by the generosity and the kindness of everyone who has communicated with us,’’ Farnoosh Shahrokhshahi told TODAY in an interview with his son on Wednesday. “It’s absolutely wonderful, absolutely moving. I have to say that at one point I did not find it surprising at all because the vast majority of people are lovely. They appreciate love wherever they see it.’’

“Basically, Aria has always found math difficult,’’ Farnoosh said. “To go from an F to a C is a huge jump.”

(WATCH the video below, or READ the interview from TODAY)