We Dare You Not To Smile: The Most Gratifying Black Father Internet Moments
Here are eight social media moments that reiterate why Black fathers are important.
by DeAsia Paige
June 14, 2019 at 3:58 pm
Father's Day is the perfect time to highlight our favorite Black dad moments. Black fathers are protective, compassionate, supportive and fun, as seen through the many viral videos online. Here's a list of some of the most heartwarming social media clips depicting the beauty of Black fatherhood.
1. Marlon Wayans Defends Daughter's Sexuality
When Marlon Wayans posted a touching tribute to his daughter for Pride month, it didn't take long for haters to slide in his comments and attack his parenting. The internet trolls claimed his daughter, who's 19, isn't old enough to understand being queer. The comedian swiftly came to his daughter's defense, writing, "Love her for her not what I want her to be," providing a poignant example for Black fathers to protect their children, no matter the circumstance.
2. Military Son Surprises Dad At Work
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Joshua Jeffries' dad thought it would be a regular day at work. Everything was normal until Jeffries, who's in the army, returned home to surprise his dad, after being apart for six months. The emotional moment between father and son illustrates their unyielding bond.
3. Russell Wilson Attends Daughter's Dance Class
Russell Wilson isn't a stranger when it comes to showing the world why he's an awesome father. The heartwarming video of him attending ballet class with his daughter Sienna is all you need to see to witness his love for his child.
4. Dad Does Push-Ups With Infant Son
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Personal trainer Charlie Todd seemingly wasted little time instilling the importance of exercise into his son. The viral video of Todd teaching his 6-month-old how to do push-ups showcases the special relationship between father and son at an early age (along with the video being the cutest thing you'll see on your timeline).
5. Dad And Son Have Fun While Mom's Away
Devale Ellis and his wife Khadeen, have made highlighting the beauty of Black families a part of their brand. The couple consistently posts cute videos about their own family on social media. In this video, Devale and his son hilariously depict the many things they can do without Khadeen around, illustrating the clever ways in which a Black father can bond with his child.
6. Baby Has Conversation With Dad Like An Adult
In a recent viral video, a baby has a full-blown conversation about a TV show with his father. The hilarious connection between the pair shows how it's never too early to start setting the foundation for a strong relationship with your kid
7. Bow Wow And Daughter Hit The Woah
Try to watch the cute video of rapper Bow Wow and his daughter accurately hitting the woah dance without smiling. The video acts as another example of the special bond between dad and daughter. It also highlights a fun way Black dads can connect with their kid's generation.
8. Daughter Protects Dad While He Sleeps
Famous Instagram personality Jayde Kamille always entertains timelines with her adorable dose of humor. The throwback video, in which she ensures her dad sleeps peacefully, isn't an exception. Her video shows how young children often reciprocate the love being given to them from their fathers.
Black fathers creating healthy relationships with their kids evokes the best feeling. In addition to warming our hearts, this list of various viral posts, offers a perfect Father's Day reminder that Black dads rock.