Her father was overcome with emotion after realizing that his grandson will be carrying his own name and legacy.
In a touching display of love and connection spanning generations, a daughter paid tribute to her cherished father by bestowing her newborn son with his name. TikTok user, @hairbycarlyk, shared the wholesome moment wherein she revealed to her father that her baby boy was named after him. The caption reads, "One of the most special moments of my life," along with the details of the newborn and the memorable name given to him, "Lawson Leonard Kriser," with "Leonard" being her father's name. The healthy baby was born at 7:55 in the morning, weighing 7 pounds and 20 inches long. It is evident that this act of naming her son after her father holds great significance and emotional value for both the daughter and her father.
At the beginning of the video, we see the door open into the hospital ward and the woman's dad excitedly skipping into the room to meet his grandson. The daughter is happy to see her father and they both embrace. She hands over the baby to him, and he is in awe of the newborn, saying, "Oh my god! I can't believe it." Grandfather and grandson are then seen relaxing on the sofa in the room when his daughter comes up to him to share the birth certificate details and, more specifically, her decision to name the baby after him. These details, combined with the chosen name, serve as a testament to the love and thoughtfulness that went into this decision
She reveals, "It's Lawson Leonard Kriser." Hearing this, the father is stunned and asks, "Are you serious?" He continues to be in a state of shock and disbelief as his daughter embraces him and he breaks down into tears. She affirms, saying, "Yup. That's his name, Dad. Lawson Leonard. How cute is that?" The father continues to shed tears of joy while holding the baby and looking around at everybody.
TikTok users on the platform loved the video, which has gained over 8.1 million views, 1.3 million likes and more than 4000 comments. @jillianicole4 made an interesting observation about the father, saying, "Your dad resembles Bruce Willis so much! This video is awesome — his reaction is priceless and I couldn't hold back the tears."
Another user, @regannelambert, shared in the joy, saying, "Oh, that baby will always be his boy." @pitbullsandmountains inquired about the father's name, saying, "Omg so so sweet! I can tell you are a daddy's girl. Is dad's name Lawson or Leonard!?" to which the daughter replied that it was Leonard. Most of the users adored the father and his gentle mannerisms.
@maroo927 commented, "Your dad is precious." The gesture prompted other users to express regret that they had not named their babies after their parents. @abbie.buentello said, "Oh, I love this. I really regret not naming my son after my dad. My sister was pregnant too and said she was going to then she didn't."