Teen Uses YouTube to Help Dad

14-year-old's video a heartfelt tribute to his dad
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2009 12:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – When Mark Gullett lost his job as a marketing executive for the Tampa Bay Lightning, his son Ben, 14, knew what to do. He made a somber YouTube video in which he told Mark’s story in short sentences on poster boards. Now, after only 6 days, the video has garnered over 20,000 views, hundreds of emails and a few job offers for Mark. “When we first saw it, we almost cried,” Mark tells the St. Petersburg Times.