Natasha Reda
Updated Jun 19, 2019 @ 11:55 am

NBA star Dwyane Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union showed support for his son Zion at Miami Pride in April. At the time, the actress shared her stepson’s first pride experience on social media, with Wade voicing his love on Instagram Stories, writing “We support each other wide Pride!” And though his support for his son received tons of praise, there was also some unwelcome criticism from trolls online.

In a new interview with Variety, the basketball player was asked if he was surprised by the backlash he received—and his response was beyond perfect.

Wade, who welcomed his fourth child, first with Union, in November, went on to explain that as a teenager, he wasn’t told he could be anybody or do anything he wanted, which is why it’s important for him to be as supportive as possible.

Watch a snippet of Dwyane Wade’s Variety interview below:

Can someone give this man the Best Dad Award? Because this is exactly the kind of advice every parent needs to hear.