Dads are great, right? They’re the ones who are always strong when we need them to be. They stay calm and collected in the face of crisis. They can handle pain. They can handle tough jobs that no one else can handle. They know how to fix things that are broken. I mean, dads are kind of like superheros. Well, at least that’s what we thought until we saw this week’s Share Saturdays video! As it turns off, when it’s time for baby’s first shots, even dads can break down.
When first time dad, Antwon Lee of Warrenton, Georgia, took his two-month old son, Debias King Lee, to the pediatrician for his first shots, he knew it was going to be tough. But like any first time parent can tell you, there’s nothing that can truly prepare you for the first time you see your baby in pain. But still, we have to hand it to Lee – he started off strong. He cuddled his son while the nurse got everything ready. He offered words of encouragement. Most importantly, he told Debias to “stay strong,” but let him know that it was ok to cry.
Then came the first shots. Unless you have a heart of stone, you’ll find yourself laughing and crying as much as we were about one minute and 30 seconds into the video. I mean, if it’s a sympathetic dad you’re looking for, then there’s no question that Antwon Lee is the man!
Lee’s girlfriend, Shamekia Harris, filmed his hilariously beautiful response to Debias’ shots and after uploading it to Facebook, the clip immediately went viral, garnering more than 17 million views since it was first posted. Needless to say, this is one worth watching.
In an interview with People Magazine, Lee said he “hopes the video reminds other men of the importance—and beauty—of fatherhood.” All we can say is well done, sir. Mission accomplished!
Be sure to make sure the volume is up and you’re in fullscreen mode for this one, because we promise, you won’t want to miss a second.
(Facebook/Debias King Lee)
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