The 6 Best Parents of 2013

With deeds ranging from encouraging letters to acts of profound solidarity, these parents embody acceptance and generosity.

BY Alex J Davidson

December 23 2013 5:00 AM ET

Cool Grandpa Who Shamed His Daughter for Disowning Her Gay Son

The grandfather who wrote a letter admonishing his daughter for disowning her gay son. The grandfather, who was not otherwise identified, wrote, "He was born this way and didn't choose it more than he being left-handed. You, however, have made a choice of being hateful, narrow-minded and backward. So while we are in the business of disowning children, I think I'll take this moment to say goodbye to you. I now have a fabulous (as the gay put it) grandson to raise, and I don't have time for heartless B-word of a daughter."