That’s my girl! Welcome to MsMojo and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Heartwarming/Hilarious Father Daughter Viral Videos."
For this list, we’re only looking at homemade, non-professional videos, so no commercials like the MetLife, My Father Is a Liar, advertisement are not allowed.
This dad deserves a medal! This dad video-ed himself and his daughter’s Saturday escapades for three months, and it’s just so relatable. YouTube user Bottlerocket’s deadpan facial expression doesn’t change, whether he’s being hit with toys, being subjected to annoying noises, or listening to the Frozen soundtrack for what we’re guessing is the millionth time. The music choices are a revolving door of hits, and his daughter dons anything from a ballet leotard to a cape to listen to Carly Rae Jepsen… or the Minions sing "Y.M.C.A." But even if his facial expression says he’s so done, he loves sharing his weekends with his little girl.
There’s no gimmick to this viral video, just some good old-fashioned singing. Father Kris Jones and his daughter, Dayla, went viral after she recorded him singing the country song, “Tennessee Whiskey” while driving. Kris gave an impassioned performance of the song like he was singing in front of a big crowd instead of a single person. His daughter was clearly his number one fan as she smiled and snapped along to her father’s song. The sweet video gained millions of views and got Kris the opportunity to perform on the talk show Pickler & Ben.
Getting someone else to narrate a makeup tutorial is a tag that the beauty community loves to do. Megan, from the channel Meggs and Bacon, got her father to participate in the trend, and he was more than game to give a lively tutorial. While he described the steps Megan was taking to put on her makeup, he cracked joke after joke saying things like her moisturizer was made from the “sweat of elves,” and that she used her “spongey egg” to smear makeup on her face. He lightly roasts his daughter, but it’s clear he’s coming from a place of immense love.
Selling Girl Scout cookies can be a competitive enterprise, but this father and daughter duo figured out the best way to market their goods. Georgia father Seymore Harrison Jr. and his daughter, Charity, remixed the lyrics to the Childish Gambino song, “Redbone” as a way to talk about the cookies she was selling. They used the funny, kid-friendly lyrics to talk about everyone’s favorite cookies, from Samoas to Thin Mints. The video was so effective that Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, later met the duo on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and he bought all 113 of the cookies needed for Charity’s sales goal.
Disney’s Frozen is one of the studios biggest hits in recent years and kids can’t get enough of it. While there are tons of videos of people singing songs from the musical, it’s this father and daughter lip-syncing performance that pulled on our heartstrings. In a perfectly-timed lip sync, they sing the fun duet “Love Is an Open Door.” Father Alex Stephenson and his daughter, Jade, prove they have the comedic chops to bring the performance to life as they not only sing, but also punctuate the performance with faces full of emotion.
Press conferences after a big game aren’t normally settings where you see children, but when NBA player Steph Curry was giving an interview after a game in 2015, his two-year-old daughter Riley decided she wanted to participate too. The rambunctious toddler popped up out of nowhere and asked to sit on her dad’s lap. When she got up there, she told him that he was too loud and needed to be quiet, but she really proved to be the talkative one that day. Shortly after, Riley made an encore appearance at another post-game press conference, proving, once again, that there is more than one superstar in the Curry family.
The Internet loves a good duet, and it’s even better when it’s a father-daughter endeavor. Playing his pink ukulele, father Benjamin Ames recorded a video of him and his adorable four-year-old daughter, Adelaide, singing “Tonight You Belong to Me.” In the video, Adelaide is a bundle of energy as she takes the lead in their song. He’s willing to back up and support his daughter, and their back and forth banter is a joy to watch. Benjamin explained that they performed the duet to keep Adelaide’s mind off some fireworks that had been keeping her up. We want Adelaide to get her sleep, but we’re not sorry we have this video!
Sometimes, tragedy can bring out the best in us all. One bride, Andrea, had the surprise of a lifetime when she found out about the special father-daughter dance her family planned for her, particularly since her father had passed away a few months before her wedding. Her brother sang “Butterfly Kisses,” a song she had danced to with her father, as various members of her family took turns dancing with her. She was overwhelmed with emotion, since it was so easy to feel the spirit of her father in that room. It was a beautiful moment that definitely filled up our tear ducts.
Great dads will go to any length to make their daughters happy, even if that means embarrassing themselves in the process. At least that’s the case with dads like Steve Haddad, who dressed up in a leotard and learned the dance from Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” so he could accompany his daughters in the annual family lip sync battle. While his moves weren’t the most impressive, it was both hilarious and heartwarming to watch him keep up with his kids while his family members gently ribbed him. It took a lot of guts on his part, but it’s a moment their family won’t forget.
Before we unveil our number one pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
- Singing daughter gets video-bombed by father.
- Father and daughter lip dub.
All parents know this: Kids do what they want, even when you’re busy. That’s why this viral video caught on so quickly. While the BBC interviewed Professor Robert Kelly about South Korean politics, he had an unexpected visitor when his toddler-aged daughter burst into the room. Kelly tried to keep it professional, but the look of sheer horror on his face was hilarious, especially when his second child came rolling in. And like a perfectly timed sketch, his wife came and scooped the children up in the background, making this viral video gold.