Canberra recruit John Bateman says it's the best thing that's ever happened to him.
And we're not talking of the England international packing his bags and moving 17,000km from the UK Super League to play for the Raiders in the NRL.
We are talking of a decision the 25-year-old made back when he was just 15.
We are talking of when he chose to be a father.
Being a knockabout teenager it would have been easy to walk away from the responsibility of parenthood. But he didn't.