Flávio Dantas, a resident of Rio de Janeiro, is a proud father who proves that the bond between his daughter and him is stronger than we think. During the pregnancy, the loving dad rubbed his wife’s belly while talking to his unborn child. Every time Flávio said, “I’ll always be here,” his little girl kicked.
On August 11, 2019, which coincides with local Father’s Day in Brazil, Tarsila. His wife gave birth to a healthy baby girl whom they named Antonella. The new mother recalls being handed her newborn, who was sleeping at the time. After being placed on top of her, Antonella still did not wake up.
It wasn’t until Flávio approached, leaning down to greet his little girl, saying the same words he had every day before saying “Hello, I’ll always be here”, that Antonella opened his eyes. For the first time. Along with waking up came the biggest smile you’ve ever seen, a very strange way for a baby to experience the world for the first time.
The happy family captured the photo of Antonella opening her eyes and smiling, sharing the pure joy seen with the rest of the world. People welcomed the happy event with open arms, with shared appreciation on social media.
The photo of Antonella recognizing her father’s voice soon became a worldwide sensation.
Antonella’s smile went viral before the little one was even a day old.
Flávio’s exact Instagram caption on the photo of this smile translates to “I can’t explain what I felt at that moment. Every day I talked to my daughter in her mother’s womb, I always told her that I loved her, that dad was there and that I was going to be the best father in the world! When she was born, how did she repay me? With that smile, it’s more than pleasant.”
Could there be a more appropriate daddy’s girl than little Brazilian Father’s Day born Antonella – a baby who immediately started smiling after hearing her father’s voice? Flávio Dantas and Tarsila Batista were showered with positive comments and loving adoration. After all, you don’t often see a newborn baby open their eyes with a smile.