Proud Parent Dwyane Wade Gets Emotional As He Drops His Oldest Son Off at School

Proud Parent Dwyane Wade Gets Emotional As He Drops His Oldest Son Off at School

As any parent who has had to drop their child off at school knows, it can be a pretty emotional experience. From having them around all the time for 18 years to watching them go off on their own for the first time, it can be a pretty jarring experience.

And as retired basketball star Dwyane Wade admitted, it can set off emotions you didn’t even know you had. In a vulnerable Instagram post, Wade opened up about how he felt dropping his oldest son, Zaire Wade, off at school for the first time.

Along with photos of him, Zaire, Dwyane’s wife, Gabrielle Union, and their daughters, Kaavia and Zaya, the father began by writing, “Man oh man. Dropping your oldest off to school is another set of emotions that I didn’t know existed. I’m a proud father! My goal as a parent is to raise kids who know their worth and that are better than I could ever be.”

He then shared some of what has made him proud to be Zaire’s father.

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“From watching Zaire build a company with his friends the last two years, To watching him handle the hate that has been thrown at his sister Zaya, and showing grown-ass men how to love unconditionally at 18 years old, To seeing how he’s been able to handle not seeing his parents interact or be in the same room together for most of his life, and the list goes on and on. He’s already way ahead of me at 18. He’s already built different.”

And Dwyane couldn’t be more excited for his son “to go on this journey of life as he becomes Zaire Wade! Good Luck at Brewster Academy, YnG,” Wade concluded. Wow, how sweet is that?

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