We asked five single parents to share their stories.
My name is Lin. I'm 29 years old. I've been a single parent for about seven years now.
我叫做 Lin。今年 29 歲。我目前已經當單親媽媽七年了。
My name is Shea, and my son's name is Leon. He's four.
我的名字是 Shea，我兒子叫 Leon。他四歲。
I'm the father to five-year-old Cydney.
我是五歲的 Cydney 的爸爸。
My fiance was sleeping. And I had a dream that I was pregnant. And I went into the bathroom and took the pregnancy test. And I could not have been happier. He broke up with me that night.
But I knew I had to get myself together because that was not a place I wanted to be. I need to do something to make a change.
Shortly after Cydney was born, Cydney's mother still had some complications, and she passed away December 9, 2011.
Cydney 出生不久後，Cydney 的媽媽還有一些併發症，後來她在 2011 年 12 月 9 號過世了。
There are so many moments where I look to my side, expecting to, like, share that moment witnessing something that Leon's doing with someone, and they're not there. You share your moments with solitude instead of someone else.
常常有這種時刻，我看向身旁，想要在見證 Leon 做了某些事情之後跟某個人分享，卻沒有人在身邊。你只能與孤獨分享這些時刻。
I felt so...totally alone, frightened, embarrassed.
Yeah, there were times I'd break down. I really started to lose faith. Like, I just can't do this.
We asked their kids to tell us about their favorite superheroes. The kids didn't know their parents were listening.
Spider-Man. Spider-Man helps people.
Batman. Because when people need help, they go fast, and they go and help them, even in the middle of the night.
My favorite superhero is Batgirl. Save the day, and keep people safe, and fight bad guys?
I think making sacrifices to do better. He's strong and uses it for the right reasons.
Superwoman. I like her. And she kinda reminds me of my mom. Like how superwoman always wanna help other people, my mom always helps me.
I mean, I guess I could say my mom is my Superman. My mom is my Superman. I'm realizing my mom really does everything for me like Superman would do everything for the city.
I think my dad is a superhero because I'm scared of thunder, and every time there's a thunderstorm, he just stays with me.
Yeah, I try to act really cool when I'm at home. I'm like, "Bye, Mom. I'm going out." But I think I really need to tell her that I absolutely love her. She's done everything right. Even if she's made a mistake, it's been right. And she's such a role model for me.
What? Oh my God, that was a good one. How are you? I love you, Mom.
My mommy loves me, and I love her.
It's when I see how he can treat other people and how sweet he is, I know that I'm doing something right.
Every time he does things for me, and I do the same thing for him; we just both like it.
I think you're a good parent.
Oh, thank you, baby.
Everyone has fears, even superheroes. But they don't let those fears define them. Neither should you.
I just want him to know that.