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Apollo Beach, Florida middle school educator and male model Thedartis M. Demps Jr. is today's Morning Wood.

He was recommended by a loyal reader who wanted others to see the good qualities in this man of God.

Follow Thedartis on @thedartisdempsjr. And don't forget to tell him you saw him on!

Thedartis is a proud single dad to a 7-year-old adopted son, Emmanuel Demps. In a glowing tribute to his son on Instagram, he wrote: "I remember when I first got into foster care people were so negative. They said 'I wouldn't take anybody else's kids in', 'I don't see how you can do it???', 'Them children are the worst kid ever with the most problems?'. I am happy to say my boy you have been the example of what God can do. All of the trauma you have experienced, you have [shaken] all of that off and become a new child. I am proud to say I am the father of a son who made the honor roll all year!!"

MEN: If you would like to be considered for MORNING WOOD, submit your Instagram link of a few of your best photos (including shirtless shots) to sandra @ (remove spaces). Please keep your emails short.

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Loyal reader Michele writes:

Hey Sandra,

I'd like to submit my fiancé as morning wood. He's an aspiring model. Have your readers check him out on the gram @chasay03!!!

MEN: If you would like to be considered for MORNING WOOD, please email 5-6 of your best quality photos, including shirtless shots, to sandra @ (remove spaces). Please keep your emails short. Emails will be edited for length and promotional spam.

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Marica and Andre 3000

Today got off to a bad start due to circumstances beyond the blog owner's control. But here is a positive post to set the tone for the rest of the day.

Loyal reader Marica writes:

I want to start off my saying I love reading site. Any who I had the pleasure of running into Andre 3000 on Sunday at this Restaurant! I chatted & told him I enjoy his work & style! Just from the short time of chatting with him, he was amazing & his aura so refreshing! He really made my day!!