Actress Jennifer Garner has been working hard as a single mom since splitting from her longtime husband, Ben Affleck, in 2015 amid rumors of substance abuse.
The two officially filed for divorce in April 2017, and Affleck started dating “Saturday Night Live” producer Lindsay Shookus, according to earlier reports.
Garner, on the other hand, said she’s just concentrating on raising their three kids — Violet, 12, Seraphina, 8 and Samuel, 5.
She told News.com.au it hasn’t been an easy road:
“I would not have chosen this life for myself or for my kids. I would not choose to be single or be in this position. It’s something that we are working through.”
But based on one of the mom’s latest Instagram posts, it seems her hard work as a parent’s paying off.
SWAK! Jennifer Garner seen smooching her son Samuel on Monday. #BenAffleck, #Coparenting, #JenniferGarner, #Kiss,…
According to Entertainment Tonight, the single mom got a pleasant surprise when a librarian from her 5-year-old’s school showed her what they found inside one of his picture books.
The proud mother of three wrote on Instagram Monday that the little boy tucked a warm-hearted note inside the school book, which was later discovered by the librarian.
“When the librarian finds a love note your son tucked into a picture book…♥️♥️♥️♥️. #actsofkindness #spreadlove #belikemlkjr #lovenote”
The note seemed to be intended for the next child to check out the library book, it read, “Hello, you are loved. I believe in you.”
Little Samuel finished off the sweet message with a heart for the reader.
And fans of the actress seemed to think her son’s note is a positive reflection of one of the most important people in his life — his mom.
Some Instagram users wrote:
A testament to what a wonderful mother you must be. So sweet!
This child is so sweet because of you, Jennifer. We Mom’s know
I’m sure your sweet boy has heard these words said to him many times by you. Cherish this note- it’s so heartfelt.
What an Awesome, kind hearted young man! This speaks volumes to Amazing Parenting. Touched my heart and made me tear up. God Bless You & Your Family.
So precious. You are a wonderful mother.
Single motherhood may be a difficult road for Garner but if her youngest son’s example is any indication, fans seem to think she’s doing a great job.