Parents with special needs children have to learn how to go through tough times with a smile on their face. Rich Houck and his wife Jen have four boys that bring joy into their lives. One of the boys is called Jacob and he has special needs. However, Rich doesn’t let this get in the way of having fun as you will soon find out. This dad is quite the prankster!
20. Prankster Dad
This picture of Rich and his son Jacob went viral. The dad got inside the store and started acting like a mannequin. This made Jacob and everyone around laugh their asses off!
19. Sunday Afternoon
This all started on a regular Sunday afternoon when Rich and Jen wanted to take their beloved son to the mall. Even though Jacob might have special needs, Rich and Jane treat him like all of their other children.
18. Where Is Dad?
Jacob notices that his dad is gone and he asks his mother where he is. Jen has no idea and she simply shrugs her shoulders. Check out the next picture to see where Rich ran.
17. Nicole Prodin
The woman who shared this story on social media is Nicole Prodin and she said that Rich approached her with a rather unusual proposition that made her laugh.
Nicole Prodin says that Rich came to her store and asked her for permission to get inside the glass showroom. He wanted to act like a mannequin so that he could make his special needs son laugh.
15. Familiar Face
Nicole obviously accepted the proposition and she let Rich get behind the glass. It didn’t take long for Jacob to realize that the mannequin in the store looks just like his dad.
14. It’s Dad!
The boy gets closer to the glass and Rich bends down and yells “Surprise!”. Rich accomplished his mission because his son was laughing. The next picture is even more hilarious.
13. Fun Times
Jacob was so amused by his father’s prank that he started jumping. However, Rich was not finished with his prank because what he did next amazed everyone!
Rich started posing just like models do. Everyone who passed by the store was laughing hysterically, including Rich’s wife Jen.
11. Embarrassed Son
Just like all normal teenagers, Jacob was feeling embarrassed by his dad. Jacob raised his hands in the air and asked his father “What are you doing?”.
10. Back To Mom
Jacob had enough and he went back to his mother. Jen was laughing and recording everything because she couldn’t believe what her husband was doing.
9. Get Dad!
Jen looks at Jacob and she tells him to go and get dad. The boy listens to his mother and heads back to the store glass once again and what does he find? It’s his father in another modeling position.
8. Behind The Glass
Rich tells Jacob to come behind the glass so that he can pose for the public too. Without any hesitation, Jacob rushes to his loving father.
7. Taking Pictures
The two were posing together and Jen was taking pictures. Rich sure knows how to make a boring afternoon fun, don’t you think so?
6. Special Moment
This is a special moment that shows us how much it matters to have a positive mental attitude. Despite having to deal with health problems, Rich still manages to make Jacob happy.
5. Awesome Father
Rich is an awesome father and there’s no doubt about that. We should all take an example from him and try to make the best out of tough situations.
4. True Love
If there’s something that we can be sure about, then it has to be the fact that Rich loves his son Jacob very much and that he is willing to do everything in order to make his life a little better.
3. Getting In Trouble
Let’s hope that Nicole didn’t get in any trouble for letting Rich and Jacob behind the glass. Even if she does, it was all worth it!
2. The Mall
Did you ever think that someone can have so much fun at the mall? Rich is real a prankster!
1. Great Moments
The unconditional love parents have for their children is something powerful and what Rich did in order to make his special needs son laugh is the perfect example of that.