Two days after the tragic deaths of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, fans and journalists are clearly still grieving. They are also sending out incredibly touching tributes to the basketball legend, including a recent viral video of ESPN’s Elle Duncan.
In the clip, Duncan, who only interview Kobe once, captured a moment where he was beaming about his wife’s when she was eight months pregnant with her daughter.
“I asked him advice on raising girls, as he quite famously had three at the time,” Duncan recounted. “He said, ‘just be grateful that you’ve been given that gift because girls are amazing.’ His third daughter, Bianka, was about a year-and-a-half old at the time, so I asked if he wanted more children. He said that his wife Vanessa really wanted to try again for a boy, but was sort of jokingly concerned that it would be another girl. And I was like, ‘four girls, are you joking? What would you think? How would you feel?’ Without hesitation, he said ‘I would have five more girls if I could. I’m a girl dad.’”
My eyes are sweating.
Not surprisingly, this video went viral and the hashtag #GirlDad started trending on social media with fathers posting adorable pictures of themselves with the little girls in their lives.
Take a look at the best Black Twitter #GirlDad photos:
Please if you’re feeling any kind of way, scroll through this feed and look at all these PROUD #girldad ‘s .. this is trending nationwide because there’s no greater or more significant relationship than that of a dad and his daughter(s) .. i hope it eases your blues. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/DbUQVbVO22— Elle Duncan (@elleduncanESPN) January 28, 2020
So I said I’d never post my kids on social media but looking at all these #girldad tweets inspired me. I prayed to be a #girldad. I only want to be a #girldad. Everyday I wake up PROUD knowing I’m a #girldad.— dominique (@OkayBigDomo) January 29, 2020
So here’s my baby. pic.twitter.com/z5JOQve2ai