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As days pass and it all sets in that Kobe Bryant is gone, celebrities, reporters and anyone who encountered the Black Mamba are sharing stories about the inspirational figure from behind the scenes. #GirlDad is currently trending on Twitter after ESPN journalist Elle Duncan revealed how Bryant raved about being the proud father of three daughters when they met the first time.

“Girls are the best,” he told her engaging in conversation about her then-pregnancy. “Just be grateful you’ve been given that gift because girls are amazing.” He mentioned that his wife Vanessa Bryant wanted to have another child to try for a boy, but she knew she might have another girl. “I would have five more girls if I could. I am a girl dad.”

It inspired Black dad’s everywhere to take to social media and post photos of them and their daughters using the hashtag. (See it here) See how these celebrity men are getting in on it.

1. Shad Moss

2. Russell Wilson

3. Marcus Black

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