LOS ANGELES, Feb.13, ( Xinhua) -- A single mother in Utah state became a celebrity in social media after she posted a picture of her dressed up as man to take her son to a "dads and doughnuts" school event before the Valentine's Day.
Whitney Kittrell posted her "father-son" picture and wrote her true story in Facebook, which went viral since last Wednesday.
Kittell's son came home one day with a flier about the kindergarten's breakfast event "dads and doughnuts". As she became a single mom three years ago, she asked her son if he wanted to go with his grandfather.
"He just smiled and said, no, I want you to go. You're my mom and dad." Kittrell wrote.
Kittrell made her decision to go with him as a "father."
She painted mustache and beard on her face, tied up her hair, put on a hat, a black T-shirt and sweat pants, and headed to school with her son.
"I made a promise with myself that I would do anything I could, even if it meant going out of my comfort zone, to give my kids a 'normal' life and the same experiences as other kids," Kittrell wrote.
Kittrell felt embarrassed but couldn't help to smile as her son introduced her to his friends as his mom and dad.
"Mom, I know that you'll always be there and do anything for me. Thank you. I love you," he told her after the event and hugged her tight.
Kittrell's Fackbook post won almost 200,000 likes and shared by over 100,000 people until this Monday.
Many of the people touched by Kittrell left comments for her.
"As the son of a single mother, you are a true hero. Mothers like you deserve the world." Steph Meow from Missouri commented on Kittrell's story.
Dorothy Terry from Canada posted for her, "That is awesome. You are the true meaning of an awesome mom."
"Amazing lady and wonderful mom," Rose Bertrand from New Hampshire commented, "I'm sure he'll remember this day for the rest of his life and show the same love to his own kids one day."
In less than a week, Whitney Kittrell goes from a single mom to an internet celebrity mom.
"It's extremely overwhelming," she told Xinhua this Monday, "but it's been touching to see that just by being myself and loving my kids that I've made an impact nationally."