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Father builds wheelchair accessible snow fort for daughter, netizens call it ‘heartwarming’

A Dad From Ohio, US Is Winning Hearts On Social Media For Building A Wheelchair Accessible Snow Fort His Daughter.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pallavi Singh | Updated on: 16 Jan 2019, 02:51:37 PM
Father builds wheelchair accessible snow fort for daughter./ Image: Reddit


A dad from Ohio, US is winning hearts on social media for building a wheelchair accessible snow fort his daughter. According to, Gregg  Eichhorn built a giant snow fort for his 19-year-old, differently-abled daughter Zahara. The igloo features a door that is tall and wide enough to accommodate her wheelchair.The photo of it was shared by a friend of Gregg on Reddit.

''My buddy Gregg built this handicap accessible snow fort for his daughter,” reads the caption. Within just a day of being posted, the Reddit post has garnered over 70,000 'upvotes' and hundreds of comments, with many calling the gesture "heartwarming". As per the news website, the couple, Gregg and Katie have eight adopted children. Two out of the eight children use wheelchairs. “This was the first snow fort she has ever been able to get in. When we started to build it, me and the other kids decided that it would be a good idea to make it handicapped-accessible so that my oldest son and she could roll in in their wheelchairs,” he told the news company.

According to BBC, Gregg said he really didn't imagine that his daughter's igloo would get so much attention on social media. "I just thought it was a cool snow fort," he said. "I enjoyed creating it with my other children."

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First Published : 16 Jan 2019, 08:20:41 AM

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