Sometimes, people, we love on television turn out to be real heroes in real life. The man who played Superman in the TV series, Lois and Clark: The new adventures of Superman is Dean Cain. The story of a single father who gave up his career to take care of his son is proof that there are superheroes. We believe that it is a great example to set for all parents, and that is why we want to share his story with you.

 

1. He had a rough childhood.




Although he would eventually become a world-renowned star, Dean Cain experienced a tough childhood. The boy and his mother were abandoned by his father, who never got to meet his biological father. His mother married a man when he was 4. His father didn’t get in contact with him again.

The actor was shaped by his fractured relationship with his father. He was a father to a son with his girlfriend. In spite of a long custody battle, Cain got sole custody in 2011. The actor made sure that his son wouldn’t go through the same things that he did.

 

2. He made many sacrifices and raised his son all by himself.

Every step of the way, the Superman actor made sure to be there for his son, even cooking for him.

He shared, “I cook every meal for my child. If I don’t cook, he doesn’t eat. I cook a very mean steak. I’m also very good at taking the 9 leftovers I have and turning them into something.”

Despite the fact that he proceeded to act and bring up his child alone simultaneously, the actor tried to be there constantly.

 

3. He doesn’t regret his decision.

The actor’s decision to put his career on hold and focus on raising his son has earned him a lot of criticism, but Cain said, “I’m there. I’m a very present father, and I would never do it otherwise.” Even though he is raising his son alone, he doesn’t regret it. “People are, like, ‘Haven’t you been aspiring for anything?’ Yeah, I’ve aspired for a life!”

 

4. They both share an unbreakable bond.

Dean and his son share an unbreakable bond. The actor has shared adorable pictures of the 2 of them together on Instagram and has stated, “I think he’s pretty proud of Dad, but to be honest, I’m pretty proud of him. I think he’s my favorite human being on the planet.”

 

5. He is a real-life Superman.

A great example of the love parents have for their children is the sacrifice made by Cain for his son. The actor put his son first despite having a successful career. By making sure his son wouldn’t go through a rough childhood as he did, he became Superman.

 

6. He continues to work on his career as well.

A great example of the love parents have for their children is the sacrifice made by Cain for his son. The actor put his son first despite having a successful career. By making sure his son wouldn’t go through a rough childhood as he did, he became Superman.

 

Do you remember a time when you appreciated the sacrifice your parents made for you? Do you think single parents can do the same things?