Struggling single dad gets surprising response to vulnerable moment

Adam Robb
Adam Robb. Photo credit: Facebook

A single dad has been humbled by the response he received after reaching out to his local community for help on Facebook.

Adam Robb was having a breakdown after moving home to Moranbah, Queensland following the end of his relationship, the Daily Mercury reports.

The problem was, he had a child from that relationship - and in moving home to get back on his feet he was living two-and-a-half hours' drive away from his son.

He found himself thinking about his son all the time and having a hard time seeing a light at the end of the tunnel.

"Just sitting there thinking about bub," he told the Daily Mercury.

"Should I have a beer? What am I doing? I just keep thinking about my little baby, going 'What kind of example do I want to set?'"

Mr Robb was worried that by letting people in, he would lose his reputation as the guy always willing to lend a helping hand.

But eventually it became too much, and he posted on the town's community noticeboard Facebook page.

"Never thought I'd ask this and wish I didn't have to but does anyone know any single dad groups in town?" he wrote.

"Not in a good way at the moment and would really like some help and guidance."

He got an enormous response, with over 200 messages offering help and guidance.

"Don't know you Adam but if you ever want to come over for a feed and a chat... please come. Don't do this by yourself," one person wrote.

"Gone through the dark times myself and have come out the other side ok. My advice is to not be too proud to admit that you need a hand," another said.

Somebody even approached him in the supermarket offering help.

Mr Robb has now been referred to a counsellor and is in the process of starting up his own single dads group, so he can help others like him.

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