He preferred to take the baby out when it was quieter and to stay away from the areas where crowds gathered. Instead choosing to walk by the waterside, so they could feed the ducks.
This daily outing became part of their routine.
The pram soon became redundant, just like that the baby became a toddler who quickly learnt to walk and run.
And now, racing ahead of him, skateboard under his arm, the son he raised alone, is fearless.