June 16, 2015


Pete Wentz Writes Beautiful Father's Day Letter to His Kids

@petewentz on Instagram; Getty Images
@petewentz on Instagram; Getty Images

There are few things more powerful than the bond between a father and his kids, so when Time magazine asked Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz to pen something for too-cute tots Bronx and Saint, we took notice. 

"You have both changed me and taught me so much in ways the version of me that existed before you would never be able to understand," Wentz begins the letter.

It goes on:

"Boys: always take the high road, even when the low road seems easier or simpler. Let your kindness radiate and defend those who cannot defend themselves. Be yourself when it is not popular to be. Love your friends not in spite of their flaws but because of them. Bronx, I remember once asking you what your favorite color was and you said, “Red, black and the color of lightning.” Never let the world take away your creativity and divergent thinking. Be the color of lighting, be wild, and always laugh a lot. Never forget who you are." 

Pete concluded with a Camus quote:

"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger—something better, pushing right back."

Powerful stuff! Read the whole letter here and listen to Wentz prank 5 Seconds of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford by clicking here.