One might be forgiven for thinking that a farmer on peaceful Prince Edward Island is an unlikely hero- he never does anything which might be considered wildly exciting or romantic... instead, he works long hours on the farm and rarely leaves Avonlea, let alone the Island. So why do I think he's such a great example of a father? Well, to start with, he is a faithful and loving husband. In good times and bad, he is a source of comfort and strength for Janet, as she is for him.
Below is a scene from season six of "Road To Avonlea", in which the King's younger daughter, Cecily, has contracted tuberculosis. Their doctor advises sending her to a sanatorium, but Janet can't stand the thought of sending her away, and insists on nursing her at home. Unfortunately, Cecily's condition worsens, and her despairing parents must consider the possibility that her best chance of survival is to leave the farm- something that is completely at odds with their protective instincts. It is a touching "Alec moment".