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Is this dad making the right decision?

by Randy Allen

He could live off of his wealthy son, but decides to wake up at 3:15 and go to work everyday.  What would you do?

Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman grew up in Compton, California, and had two hardworking parents. In fact, his dad, Kevin Sherman, still wakes up at the crack of dawn to drive a garbage truck and refuses to live off his son.

Kevin has been driving a trash truck for 26 years. He wakes up at 3:45 a.m. and works holidays because of the overtime.

The older Sherman said: "It's a job that I don't too much like, but I've done it all my life. The only goal for my son was education, so that he got more education than I got."

He also admitted he's too close to retirement, so he won’t his son pay for anything.

He said: "People say, 'Let your son take care of you.' Yeah, but I've got a few years left until I retire. Why would I mess up my own retirement? Why should my son have to foot everything? I have a medical plan that will cover me. Why should my son have to pay my medical bills? It doesn't make sense to me."