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A Single Dad And His Unlikely College Roommate



June 15, 2012


In 1996, Wil Smith enrolled as a freshman at Maine’s Bowdoin College. At 27, he had recently finished serving in the Navy. But he set off for school with his one-year-old daughter, Olivia, in tow. Now that she’s a teenager, Olivia sat down with her dad at StoryCorps to look back on their “college days” together.
“I wasn’t planning on having you as my roommate,” Wil tells Olivia. “I actually thought that if Bowdoin College knew I had you, they wouldn’t let me come to college. So, I hadn’t mentioned it to anyone.”
To help make ends meet, he got a job working at a Staples office supply store, as a cleaner on the night shift.
“I had to take you in with me at work sometimes and hide you in the closet,” Wil recalls with a laugh. “I think I lost something like 27 pounds, just from stress and not eating, because I didn’t have enough for both of us.”


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aw. Happy Father’s day to this man and the many other men who work so hard

This reminds me of my dad. ;) He would take me to work with him and hide me in the back rooms and bring me snacks during the day, because it was the only times I could see him (divorced parents).
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ssuperhero:

youngblackandvegan:

ahandsomeshark:

A Single Dad And His Unlikely College Roommate

aw. Happy Father’s day to this man and the many other men who work so hard

This reminds me of my dad. ;) He would take me to work with him and hide me in the back rooms and bring me snacks during the day, because it was the only times I could see him (divorced parents).

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