The dad follows the dance steps perfectly well with his daughter including the lifts and sways. The crowd can be heard cheering for the two.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on March 31, 2023. It has since been updated.
A father-daughter relationship is one of the sweetest. It's common for fathers to adore their daughters since their birth and when they are asked to be present for their daughters, be it at school or dance performances they do their best. In a beautiful video posted on Reddit by u/TheAfternoonStandard, a father-daughter can be seen performing ballet together to the song, 'You Say' by Lauren Daigle. The dad follows the dance steps perfectly well with his daughter including the lifts and sways. The crowd can be heard cheering for the two after the amazing performance.
The video has more than 35,000 upvotes on Reddit. It is captioned, "Dad & Daughter Moments: A Ballerina's First Public Performance With Her Father..." The Reddit users appreciated the father for being there for his daughter. u/Daphnetiq commented, "It's adorable. He's even matching her pink outfit. I love how other parents on the back are also supportive." u/ThreeLeggedParrot wrote, "I'm so excited for this. I CANNOT WAIT to participate in something with my daughter that she is interested in. I can't freaking wait." u/jentlyused expressed, "Warms the heart to see involved parents like this, and all the encouragement behind them." u/tkingsbu pointed out, "Pure love. As a dad, that made me smile. What a lovely family." u/hungrymimic commented, "This dad is really going for the gold in Dadism. Love to see a parent so actively involved in their kids lives, it has such a profoundly positive impact!" u/ErinDavy wrote, "I love just how seriously he's taking this, you can see it in his determined facial expression. This is his baby girl's first performance and he sure as hell isn't gonna be the reason anything messes up! Too damn cute."
In a similar dad-daughter ballet performance, the father is seen in a wheelchair along with his kid dancing on stage. The child is in a ballet dress and is picked by her father who moves her back and forth while he is in a wheelchair. Then he twirls her around, after which he puts her on his shoulder and moves the wheelchair around. Then, she gets down and does a few steps. The video ends with her sitting on her father’s lap and waving goodbye. Meanwhile, two other fathers were performing the same act with their daughters on stage. The video was posted on Reddit by u/Zee2A and has about 1.6k upvotes.
People were surprised to witness these heart-warming moments between the father-daughter. A user wrote, “You can tell they practiced a lot, too. Especially at the end, they were anticipating the next move. My heart is full.” Another said, “I feel the most beautiful thing is that the group practiced together. They must have.” Another user wrote, “This video has made my day.” One person pointed out, "Legs don't make him a man or the dad! His heart and soul do you can tell he loves his little girl."
These father-daughter performances are a witness to the fact of how much dads care for their daughters. Such parents set good examples for their kids. Moreover, these memories would become something the kids will cherish for a lifetime.