There is truly nothing like the bond between a dad and his daughter. Fathers play a key role in the development of their daughters from the moment they are born. Not only does it warm the heart when you see a dad taking an active role in his daughter’s life, those sweet little gals are loaded with confidence and exude a strong sense of self. Ninety percent of being a good dad is simple… show up and show love. Speaking for all the daughters of wonderful dads, we need and love the time spent making memories with our Dads!
Fathers bring fun into the lives of their girls because that’s just the way dad’s are. Dad’s perceive everything as fun. Dads are the best at spending time relaxing with their daughters doing whatever leisure activity suits their fancy. With my own dad I remember watching TV or going to a football game or out to dinner. The best part of the time spent with my dad was all of the laughing we did together. My dad brought so much joy into my life, I will always be grateful. Dad was the one who thought to bring home a dog and he was as thrilled as we were. I think he also enjoyed watching his little darlings squeal with delight.
Now-a-days I love watching dad’s treat their daughters like princesses, with great respect and love. From the example of their dad, those girls have a great understanding of how women deserve to be treated. Witness and read below to some of the sweetest examples in the following fifteen videos as dad and daughters create memories that will last a lifetime.
15 Singing With Dad
Meet the Crosby family. Dave, Ashley, Claire and Carson. Not only are the Crosby’s making great memories with their music, they have their own Youtube channel. (Claire and the Crosbys)
Dave, a great musician, began his Youtube channel with his own music. When he featured Claire singing with him, it went viral. Some of their songs have been viewed over 150 million times.
Claire will steal your heart. She sings songs from Little Mermaid, See the Light (Tangled) and the song from Toy Story featured here, You’ve Got a Friend in Me.
When asked how Claire learns the music Dave claims Claire gets very attached to songs and memorizes the words and phrases almost immediately. Mom plays all the piano tracks for the videos. After posting the video Claire was asked to appear in a movie, on television and her latest accomplishment…The Ellen Show.
The Crosby family memories have changed their lives.
14 Daddy Hug
This cute two year old could not wait for a hug from dad. Which is understandable when you realize her dad was returning from a nine-month deployment. 1st Lt. Daniel Oglesby’s daughter Karas brought smiles to all of the top brass at the Colorado Army post during the homecoming ceremony when she ran across the floor giving her dad a knee high embrace. Even though the jaunt across the floor interrupted Major General Ryan Gonsalves welcome home speech, everyone thought it was awesome.
Standing in formation with other members of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, Karas spotted her Dad from a few rows back and could not contain herself. With arms outstretched, she galloped towards her Dad. Before sending her back to her mom and sister, Oglesby reached down and hugged his precious two-year-old. Creating a memory that is unforgettable.
13 Wedding Dance
In this video, Utah bride Mikayla Phillips and her father, Nathan Ellison kept with the time old tradition of staging a father-daughter wedding dance. Mikayla is Nathan’s only daughter and so they wanted to make this dance something special. For years they had discussed how unique they wanted this moment to be, but when it came down to actual planning, the two had time for only one week to practice their performance. Phillips is a trained dancer. Dad on the other hand, has no professional training and so it was quite impressive to watch him bust his moves.
The dance began with a very traditional song, “Butterfly Kisses,” and quickly elevated to MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This”. With both Dad and Daughter rocking shades they put on quite a show dancing to LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” The Sugarhill Gang’s “Jump on It” and shutting down with NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye.”. The crowd of over 400 went wild. With over 228,000 views on YouTube, this dance has been a hit and one of the best wedding dances ever produced.
Little girls love to hug and kiss their daddies, especially if the kiss makes them the main attraction. Amazing to note how even young girls seem to automatically know what it takes to snag the attention of their dads.
Tom Brady may be a four-time Super Bowl winner but this sport’s star most definitely needs pregame encouragement from his little girl. The 39-year-old quarterback got a good luck kiss from his darling daughter before the New England Patriot's play-off game. How cute is this kiss?
Studies have proven that physical touch makes us all feel better both physiologically and psychologically. But children—especially daughters—need more than just everyday gestures given in passing. Little girls need affection, attention and kisses from their dad.
This purposeful physical affection not only brings smiles to little girls, it helps to create an emotional bond with their dad. With a hug, a gentle touch or a kiss on the cheek, dads can show the affection that their daughters desperately need. Way to go Tom!
11 Connect Through Movement
Meet Pascal and his wife Julia who both originated from small towns in Germany. When they met in 2010, both had come from long stretches of traveling the world. Prior to their meeting, Julia spent time in America teaching AcroYoga and Pascal had just returned from a bicycle trip to Africa. Pascal is a sportscientist and a movement enthusiast who is intrigued with the power and sensitivity the practice of AcroYoga brings to the table. He and his wife began teaching AcroYoga together and have since taught AcroYoga and Yoga in more than 30 countries.
Julia and Pascal were married in Laos and their precious daughter Lea was born in Greece. They currently live in Germany but still travel sharing their passion for movement and Yoga. They are currently expecting their second child and cannot wait to explore the world with one more family member. Their family mantra is: Life is precious- move more! How sweet the memory Pascal is creating as he shares his love of movement with little Lea. This Daddy/Daughter memory has over 40,000 hits.
10 Dad Takes Daughter To Work
Lots of Dads embrace ‘bring your daughter to work’ day. But what if your dad is NBA star Stephen Curry? This video of Steph Curry and his daughter Riley’s postgame press conference is a memory neither will ever want to forget. This documented moment occurred after the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets and advanced to the 2015 NBA Finals. On his way to the interview room Steph walked past the family waiting room. Riley, his daughter spotted her dad and wanted to spend time with him. So dad decided to bring little Riley with him to the interview.
Few people watching this interview heard a word Steph said…Riley stole the show. Riley became a bit of a celebrity disappearing behind the curtains, waving at reporters and telling Steph to be quiet. As you can tell in the video, Steph did his best to answer questions while watching Riley out of the corner of his eye. It is hilarious to witness multiple times as Steph tries to protect the microphone from Riley’s grasp. Riley is loaded with an adorable personality and is definitely the new star in the family. Stephen and his wife Ayesha are great parents who are destined to continue making wonderful memories with their two daughters in front of the camera.
9 Doing Daddy's Make-up
Makeup artist Ellis is 3 years old. Her client Paul, age 27 happens to also be her father. For a bit of fun Paul wanted to show the world Ellie’s love of make-up. Paul shows his love of Ellie by letting her create a work of art, right on his face.
Paul and his wife Kate enjoy capturing memories of their lives especially videos of Ellie growing up. Katie has been posting episodes of their experiences to You Tube for the past eight years. It has since become her job, so almost every weekend is spent filming day-to-day life in their spare time. A day in their life not only involves make-up but also entails exploring a variety of countries. The family is actually from England, Romford Essex, so multiple countries are only a train ride away. Katie also composes a weekly blog.
Katie inspired Paul to get involved with social media and he is currently working with the Dad Network TV. The videos they create are mostly for their own memories and for Ellie to look back upon and witness her life as a toddler but they willingly share with their fans. Katie has over 29,000 subscribers on YouTube and they are also big fans of Instagram (pwarrior1)
8 Dad And Daughter's Day Out!
Moses Hilario is an incredible musician and an even more incredible dad. He shared this video on YouTube and with the subscribers to his SpiriTruth Worship channel. It is wonderful to witness a musician sharing his personal life. In Moses words:
“I am a son of God, Worshiper, Musician, business person BUT one thing is very important to me…and that is being a great dad. I try to the best of my ability to maximize every minute I have with my daughter Jazzie. These are the memories a kid never forgets. I try to be transparent in all I do. I love the simple things in life and being outdoors and being active is on the top of my list of things to do. I want to encourage fathers who will watch this video, if you’re not already doing it, to take time and go outdoors with your kids and just play with them at their level and also teach them new things. Be a role model, because if we are not their role model, someone else will be. Create precious memories that will last a life time. I hope you enjoy this video.”
“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
7 Dad's Stylin' Skills
Derrick Culpepper has been a barber all of his life and yet even he has a difficult time styling his daughter’s hair. When Dad says “Daddy is doing the best I can.” Three year-old Linda has nothing but encouragement…”Your almost done Dad.
Culpepper splits morning hair duties with his wife Lakisha, because it was what his wife needed him to do to help in the mornings. Through the entire styling process, Dad appears grateful for the opportunity. We should celebrate dads who do their daughter’s hair. It is not an easy task. Little Ms. Linda will always remember father Derrick telling her he loves her while gently combing her locks. It is through even the smallest of tasks we create memories. This video went viral. People can’t get enough of Derrick Culpepper styling his daughter’s hair.
6 Daughter's First Rainfall
I love that the father in this video made this experience a beautiful one. This cute little girl will love rain and rain showers for the rest of her life.
When you become a daddy, no one has to tell you that your life is forever changed. Smile politely to all of the well-meaning people who try to prepare you for fatherhood by telling you the same tired clichés: "Say goodbye to your social life!" or "Get plenty of sleep now, because soon you'll be wishing you could." (As if it's possible to stockpile sleep for later use). There is some truth in their advice, but there's also a bright side to the social and psychological changes you go through after becoming a dad, especially to a daughter.
Daughters worship their dad. He is the first man in their life they cannot get enough of. To have him show his little girl the intrigue of water falling from the sky is a great memory for both dad and daughter.
5 First Daddy Daughter Date
Aaron Dickson invited his 3 year-old daughter, Annalyn on a date. He has a very special evening planned for the two of them. First he picked her up at the door. Annalyn is so thrilled with her date that she kisses him before they leave. Dinner is next. Dad included Annalyn’s favorite food: peanut butter sandwiches, strawberries and carrots. He pulls out the chair for her, has roses on the table and basically treats her like a princess the entire evening.. After dinner comes swinging, playing at the playground and piggy back rides.
Nothing can compare with the joy in Analyn’s eyes. It is truly endearing. Aaron’s goal for the date includes spending one on one time together with his daughter. He also wants to set a high standard for the boys Annalyn will date in the future. This date shows the importance of the daddy daughter bond. This daddy daughter date video has been viewed more than eight million times. With that many views Aaron hopes other fathers will follow his example to strengthen relationships with their daughters. Notice the music in the video? Father Aaron took the time to write the lyrics to the song on the video.
4 Bat Mitzvah Celebration
It is easy to find Father Daughter dance videos online, but how about a Father Daughter Dance at a Bat Mitzvah. Showing incredible choreography, Mike Hanley and his 13-year-old daughter Jessica impressed the crowd. This five minute video includes hilarious dance moves to “In Da Club” and “Mambo Number 5”
In case you are feeling a bit sad your own dad was never this clever, Mike Hanley is a comedian by trade. He has a unique style of high energy, wacky comedy his audiences love. Mike works hard to leave his followers erupting in laughter. Unbeknownst to his parents, he used to stay up late at night and watch the comedians perform on the late night talk shows. His dream was to be in front of a crowd headlining at some of the best comedy clubs.
Mike is living his dream now. His father/daughter video has gone viral with over 10 million views. With a little help from the popularity of the video, Mike and Jessica have had the opportunity to appear on the Today Show, Good Morning America and CNN
3 Daughter's First Word
A lot of people don’t think it is a big deal. It is difficult to describe the incredible feeling when your daughters first words of “daddy” are uttered. This dad was lucky enough to capture the moment on video and uploaded it to youtube in July of 2010. The video is so sweet it still gets plenty of people watching (1,828,743 views) this proud father and daughter.
The story goes like this. Daughter Sophie was making a new cute face while Dad was feeding her. Her mom grabbed the camera to record this new face and cute little Sophie surprised the couple by calling out ”Daddy” for the first time.
Sophie didn’t disappoint. She then made the cutest face that looked like she was puckering up to give Dad a birthday kiss. It was the best present a daughter could give her dad on his birthday.
2 Emotional Dad Feels Daughter's Pain
Nothing can prepare a father for the intense emotions that parenthood brings. With this intense feeling of unconditional love comes an incredible obligation to protect that little bundle of joy. As a parent, when your child is hurting you want nothing more than to take away their pain.
I suspect the parents who watch this video completely understand the emotions this dad is feeling as his daughter cries while she gets her ears pierced. For new dads it might be surprising to have such strong feelings for such a fragile little being. These powerful emotions are natural, just ask any dad. I think it is great that a daughter can reawaken a dad’s ability to feel deeply. Moments like this will bond dads and daughters together forever.
To all fathers, let it happen and enjoy it. The love of your daughter is the best love you will ever experience.
An unknown author once wrote: "The reason why daughters love their Dad the most is…that there is at least one man in the world who will never hurt her."
1 Pulling Faces With Dad
Another video from Derrick and Lakisha Culpepepper…in this video the dynamic duo are trying out new faces.
Dads are all about about bringing energy and fun into making memories and what is more fun than pulling faces? Add in little girls who are the best at imitating dad and you have an entire fun center for a father/daughter relationship. Dads are best at making a party of any interaction. That is why girls love spending time with their dad. Time with dad is sure to bring about physical play especially if it involves excitement and unpredictability.
Even though some consider this face making activity primeval and not becoming to our beautiful daughters, Dads will continue to make silly faces with their daughters. It comes in their DNA. No one can deny that this is undoubtedly a good thing for daughters to get all this attention from their dads. It goes both ways. Dad’s love the giggles and the attention that comes from their biggest fan, their adoring daughters.