While we sucked as partners, my ex was/is a good father for my kid.
When the daycare asked kids who their best friend was, my son even replied with "my dad"
He was in the military when I met him.
Would always be gallant, open the door for you and so on.
He once almost jumped out of the car at a traffic light in anger when he saw someone dragging his dog. A good man, a great father to my kid, that is my ex.
Oh and oh so bloody handy. Two right hands, like every man should have.