When I first heard about the anime Buddy Daddies, I thought it was just going to coast off the success of SpyXFamily. It had similar character dynamics, a cute little girl protagonist and there were missions to be had all around. However, to my surprise, this show made its own success so far in that it has a great original storyline (despite its similarities) and is a perfect blend of the comical and the emotional. Though something was brought to light in the episode titled "Spice of Life".
In this episode, we focus on one of the dads named Rei. At this point, we see that Rei has a very complicated and troubled past. He didn't exactly have the best father figure growing up and lets face it, sucks at showing emotion. He spends most of his days playing videos games and sleeping all day when he is not helping Kazuki on missions. Though in the episode "Spice of Life", their "adopted" daughter named Miri gives a short explanation of why she calls Kazuki (the other dad) papa.Explained in this scene after Rei begrudgingly spends a day at the playground with her.
Things take a turn when Miri is in distress in this scene. Rei then realizes the action he must take and the role he wants to assume.
When you think about it, who do we (or should) run to when we are in trouble. If you are thinking our heavenly Papa then you are correct! This is best explained in the book of Matthew.
"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-30
Even if you do not have an earthly father or did not have a good father figure, you can always trust and rely on your Heavenly father. The one who cane give you strength when you need rest. The one who turn sorrows into rejoicing, the one who knows your name and the numbers of hairs on your head. I will leave you with this quote.
"The person who makes sure you are okay and comes to save you when you are in trouble is your papa got it" - Miri Unasaka