"He may have been your father, boy, but he wasn't your daddy. I'm sorry I didn't do none of it right... I'm damn lucky you're my boy."
-Yondu from the Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2
To me, Yondu is an interesting character. I saw him as a weird villain, but he's not a typical 'bad' guy you imagine; he's sweet but savage, kind but cruel, and loyal and loving. When Quill was about to die, Yondu saved Quill and said his last words. "He may have been your father, boy, but he wasn't your daddy. I'm sorry I didn't do none of it right... I'm damn lucky you're my boy."
Like he said, being a father and being a daddy are not the same. By giving his sperm, he could be a father, more precisely, a biological father. However, becoming a daddy is teaching how to ride a bike, being there when your child is sad or happy, and most importantly, trying to understand the kid. I can't say Yondu is a perfect father figure, but his fundamental kindness did more than his father, Ego, did.
Being something or someone is difficult, I think. Even figuring out who you are or what you are is not easy. Being a parent, raising a human being, is definitely not easy. The way I feel is that no matter who you are or what situation you are in, putting an effort count, I guess I never know how hard it is to have a child. But as a child, I do appreciate all the things that my parents did for me; all the love and support. To all hard-working, loving, and caring parents out there, I give you mad respect and thank.
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