This dad doing his 3-year-old daughter's hair has won over the internet
In a world that’s often filled with too many terrible events, it’s important to stop and take notice of the good things that come along. That’s essentially the mentality behind so many cute/silly/otherwise heartwarming videos and photos going viral – people like to feel happy and vids of cats doing goofy things make people happy.
The latest addition to the ever-growing collection of super sweet viral videos is this brief clip of a dad doing his toddler daughter’s hair.
Sounds pretty simple, right? But there’s actually so much to love and “awww”s over in this adorable video.
Buzzfeed first reported on the video, which was actually originally uploaded to YouTube nearly a year ago, suddenly going viral after being shared by Because Of Them We Can. The video stars Derrick Culpepper and his sweet daughter Linda.
According to Buzzfeed, Derrick and his wife split “morning hair duties” for their daughter Linda. He needed to learn how to do Linda’s hair because, according to Derrick, “It’s what my wife needed me to do.” Get this man Dad and Husband of the Year trophies, stat.
The clip is less than a minute and a half long, but during that time we see Derrick trying his absolute hardest to get Linda’s hair just right. But the best part is his little girl consistently giving him positive feedback and reenforcement, encouraging him as he does her hair.
It is seriously the cutest thing I’ve seen all week. Just take a look.
Linda repeatedly compliments her dad, giving him suggestions and telling him what a great job he’s doing with her hair. Every time he thanks her for the encouragement, she responds with a sweet “You’re welcome!” This toddler has better manners than most adults I’ve met in my life.
Culpepper confirmed to Buzzfeed that Linda offers similar encouragement to her mom because “that’s the way we are around home, we encourage each other and build each other up.”
Such an incredible, important sentiment and family value.
Of course, there’s also the aspect that doing a child’s hair (particularly a daughter’s) is somehow a “mom’s job” only. This is a totally outdated, sexist notion, but somehow it still manages to prevail in modern culture – so it’s extra amazing to see examples of dads doing their daughters’ hair going viral and getting so much love from so many people.
We applaud the Culpeppers for raising such a sweet, respectful daughter and for reinforcing the idea that there’s no such thing as a “woman’s” role around the house and in a family!