This Viral Video Of A Dad Watching His Newborn Get His First Shots Is Every Parent At The Pediatrician’s Office This Viral Video Of A Dad Watching His Newborn Get His First Shots Is Every Parent At The Pediatrician’s Office
From the moment parents welcome their babies into the world, we do everything within our power to keep them safe, including getting them vaccinated... This Viral Video Of A Dad Watching His Newborn Get His First Shots Is Every Parent At The Pediatrician’s Office

From the moment parents welcome their babies into the world, we do everything within our power to keep them safe, including getting them vaccinated against deadly diseases. These shots protect our children, but hearing a newborn cry after a needle poke is absolutely heartbreaking. The conundrum is perfectly captured in a now-viral video of this dad watching his baby get his shots and every parent can relate.

New father Antwon Lee shared his incredibly relatable video via Facebook on Oct. 27. In the clip, Lee is with his 2-month-old son, Debias King, as the newborn gets his first shots at the pediatrician’s office. (I know, right? Talk about nerve-wracking.) However, the way this new dad speaks to his little guy is remarkable, and completely heartwarming.

“I really didn’t know the video was being filmed at that time,” the 29-year-old dad from Warrenton, Georgia, tells Romper. “What happened was, when me and my wife went to the parking lot, she said, ‘I have a video to show you.’ So she sent the video to my phone and something just told me to push it on [Facebook].”

From the bottom of my heart, I’m so glad Lee’s wife decided to shoot his candid reaction. “I felt his pain, wait till the end,” he captioned the clip. Watch for yourself!

At the beginning of the video, Lee was chatting with his little guy as the nurse orally administered a vaccine. The nervous daddy tells Debias to stay strong, giving him a pep talk about what’s to come. (Although in hindsight, Lee’s pep talk was probably more for himself.) As the baby boy stares at his daddy, Lee continues to talk to him, assuring him everything will be OK.

It wasn’t until Debias began receiving his series of pokes that Lee’s emotions started to get away from him. With each needle stick, Lee shouted out in sympathy for his wailing son. “It hurt my feelings,” Lee tells Romper. “I just told him, ‘I’m gonna be with you. Look at me, I’m going to be here with you.’ I knew he was going to cry.” Viewers can almost feel the father’s pain, at times.

Lee tells Romper that on the same day this video was filmed, his own father, Anthony Lee, ended up passing away due to complications from drinking. He was only 57. As the bereaved son mourns this loss, a continued source of joy is little Debias. Lee told ABC News:

Lee says he wasn’t prepared for just how much others would relate to the video, which has attracted more than 11 million views so far. “I didn’t know that video was going to go viral,” Lee says, noting that a friend was the one who suggested he should make the video public.

“He’s a beautiful, beautiful, peaceful child,” Lee continued. “And he’s only 2 months, and he listens to me.” Judging by how little Debias was staring at his daddy and reacting to his soothing voice, I’d definitely have to agree.

From experience, I know how the cognitive dissonance of vaccinating your newborn can play with your emotions: Causing short-term pain to prevent long-term illness. It’s not easy. Still, I’ve never doubted that immunizing was the best choice in order to protect my children from things like measles, mumps, pertussis, and more.

That doesn’t mean watching your precious baby recoil in pain — sometimes multiple times, depending on how many shots they’re scheduled to get at a given appointment — is any less heart-wrenching. Lee did a commendable job for a first-timer. I swear it gets easier, man. Keep up the good work!

Obinna Onyia

  • Tenayah

    2017-11-06 #1 Author

    This is me every single time! ❤️❤️

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    • Shianca

      2017-11-06 #2 Author

      I Am A Pediatric Nurse & I Find This So Cutee😍

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    • Melisa

      2017-11-16 #3 Author

      I can definitely relate! I always tear up seeing my baby get shots.

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  • Mikayla

    2017-11-06 #4 Author

    So darn cute! Poor baby lol

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    • Sheayonah

      2017-11-09 #5 Author

      So cuteeeee omg the baby is adorable,

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  • Jewel

    2017-11-06 #6 Author

    Awe this is too adorable😍😂

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    • Keeana

      2017-11-21 #7 Author

      This is super adorable😍

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  • Kasno Mildred

    2017-11-06 #8 Author

    Cutiejj pie😍😍😍😍 Great Dad👍

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  • La’Quita

    2017-11-06 #9 Author

    ❤️❤️ this is too cute

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  • Ashley

    2017-11-06 #10 Author

    Awwwww😢😍….so sweet! Love seeing involved dads!!!

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  • Katrice

    2017-11-06 #11 Author

    Awww..Great job talking to and comforting your baby boy ☺️😊

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  • Renia

    2017-11-06 #12 Author

    Aww I loved it 😍😍

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    • Ciera

      2017-11-11 #13 Author

      Awww the baby is so adorable

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  • Vanessa Joy

    2017-11-06 #14 Author

    the feelings is unexplained when u see ur Baby having pain…😢

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  • Monet Clark

    2017-11-06 #15 Author

    Omg. The dad did a good job though. He’s so funny 😭💙

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  • lamar meeks

    2017-11-06 #16 Author

    good job great dad

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  • Naynay

    2017-11-06 #17 Author

    awwwa how cute 💗

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  • Markeyshia bell

    2017-11-06 #18 Author

    Tooo cute I have to do this

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  • Lloyshae

    2017-11-06 #19 Author

    Awh cute and she looks just like you. 😍😍😍😍

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  • Riah

    2017-11-07 #20 Author

    Omg This Is The Cutest Video Ever, I Love Fathers That Care So Much About Their Babies!!! This Makes Me Happy!

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  • Mariah M

    2017-11-07 #21 Author

    I’m So In Love With This Video!! It’s So Special!! Love to see great dads!!

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  • Maria Matibag

    2017-11-07 #22 Author

    I remember my husband when ourbaby get his 1st shot. sooo cuutttee!!!😊😊😊

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  • Stevettah Davis

    2017-11-07 #23 Author

    I love this story #DaddyGos 😍😍

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  • Maiya

    2017-11-07 #24 Author

    My heart melted 😭

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  • Natyra

    2017-11-07 #25 Author

    This is so beautiful

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  • Patricia Jackson

    2017-11-07 #26 Author

    Omg I love it 😍

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  • Patricia Jackson

    2017-11-07 #27 Author

    Aww I loved it 😍😍😊

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  • Tamia

    2017-11-07 #28 Author

    Soooo Cute 😍😍😍 Good Job Dad

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  • Zairra

    2017-11-07 #29 Author

    Aww That’s So Cute

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  • Lizza

    2017-11-07 #30 Author

    Awww cute 😊😊 i remember my boyfie 😍😍

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  • Laiza

    2017-11-07 #31 Author

    I hope someday i found a guy like that. Cuties baby.. like it.. 😘😘😘

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  • Felicia

    2017-11-07 #32 Author

    Awwww this is so adorable

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  • Ellen Rose Alamon

    2017-11-07 #33 Author

    Ahhh i dont know if im gonna cry or gonna laugh. so cute 😍

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  • Stephanie

    2017-11-07 #34 Author

    THIS IS SO CUTE! OMG♡ I was like this with my baby.

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  • Shawanna

    2017-11-07 #35 Author

    I’m The Same Exact Way My Son Goes for His 2mnths Shots Next Week And I Can Already feel the Tears Forming In My Eyes 😩😩😩😩😩

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  • Wakilah Tashae

    2017-11-07 #36 Author

    Aweee I love it this is so adorable

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  • Ada Gilmore

    2017-11-07 #37 Author

    This is absolutely adorable!! He will be an awesome daddy I’m sure!

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  • Nneka krank

    2017-11-07 #38 Author

    Am amazing father and cute baby .! I broke down in tears when they gave my kids shots

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  • Heather

    2017-11-07 #39 Author

    This is me every time with rileys shots

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  • Destiny Barnes

    2017-11-07 #40 Author

    I absolutely love this video!!!! 😩😍 they wouldn’t even let me record my sons first shots🙄

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  • Jamonica Hudgins Santos

    2017-11-07 #41 Author

    This is so adorable! ❤️❤️❤️

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  • Latifah

    2017-11-07 #42 Author

    Poor dad…he wasnt ready

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  • Tytiana

    2017-11-07 #43 Author

    Awww I remember my baby getting her first shots 😥😥😥😘😘😘😘

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  • Alicia

    2017-11-07 #44 Author

    So sweet, this is gonna be me lol

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  • Nakita

    2017-11-07 #45 Author

    Loveeeee this , my daughter was the same way with her dad .

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  • john gracie

    2017-11-07 #46 Author

    ⓕⓤⓝⓝⓨ ⓓⓐⓓ
    ⓘⓝⓣⓔⓡⓔⓢⓣⓘⓝⓖ

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  • Kenitra jeffery

    2017-11-07 #47 Author

    This is so adorable

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  • Ky Jenkins

    2017-11-07 #48 Author

    This was definitely me! I hate to see my baby cry from shots

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  • Tameka

    2017-11-07 #49 Author

    My daughter just went for her 8 week check up and also received shots her dad acted the same way 😩 .. Soooo Cute 😍

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  • Rayonna

    2017-11-07 #50 Author

    Omg I remember my sons first shots. I was so nervous 😂❤️❤️😩

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  • Terrance smith

    2017-11-07 #51 Author

    How I was lol , little sad moments❤️❤️

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  • Marketta

    2017-11-07 #52 Author

    This melted my heart

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  • Jada

    2017-11-07 #53 Author

    this really just made my heart melt into pieces 😭❤️

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  • Mariea Parker

    2017-11-08 #54 Author

    Thats how I was!

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  • Shatara

    2017-11-08 #55 Author

    This is so cute , he wasn’t ready though 😂

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  • Brenee

    2017-11-08 #56 Author

    Omg! I’m not ready 😩😔

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  • JaSharee

    2017-11-08 #57 Author

    Awwwwe , poor baby I was way worse then this with my daughter I cried before she got the shots , During , and after I was so sad for my munchkin

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  • Londra

    2017-11-08 #58 Author

    Poor baby 😔 great job comforting him Dad !

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  • kiiyonce london

    2017-11-08 #59 Author

    poor baby bur love how the dad try to calm him down 😍😍😩

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  • Iesha

    2017-11-08 #60 Author

    This so cute awww😍😍😍😍

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  • Briauna

    2017-11-08 #61 Author

    This is everything 😍

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  • Joyce Caldwell

    2017-11-08 #62 Author

    Awww this is me when my grandbaby gets her shots!

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  • Melia Torrez

    2017-11-08 #63 Author

    Poor baby, always breaks my heart to watch my daughter get her shots

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  • Nay Thomas

    2017-11-08 #64 Author

    Omg So cute 😍😍😍

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  • Jameirra

    2017-11-08 #65 Author

    Awwww this is so me

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  • Anastasia

    2017-11-08 #66 Author

    This how reacted to my baby😩

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  • Jolie santiago

    2017-11-08 #67 Author

    We need more dads like this, love it

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  • Quadaeja

    2017-11-08 #68 Author

    Thats Daddy Goals 😍😍😍

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  • Kayla Lovee

    2017-11-08 #69 Author

    Awwwwwh not all dads show their emotions 💕

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  • Lyric

    2017-11-09 #70 Author

    Awe reminds me of me when my bby got her shots

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  • Jessica

    2017-11-09 #71 Author

    So freaking adorable 😍😍😍😍

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  • Jessica

    2017-11-09 #72 Author

    So freaking adorable 😍😍😍

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  • Kayln

    2017-11-09 #73 Author

    Awwwww soo cute

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  • Lexa

    2017-11-09 #74 Author

    Adorable ❤️ i hated watching my baby get his shots 😞

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  • Kadarion Richardson

    2017-11-09 #75 Author

    This is the worst feeling ever to watch your baby cry out like this

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  • Desire

    2017-11-10 #76 Author

    awww omg so cutee💜💜

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  • Kathy Marquez

    2017-11-10 #77 Author

    Omg 😢😢😢 dad felt his pain. #blessing.

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  • Maiah

    2017-11-10 #78 Author

    this is just too cute!

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  • Sequoia

    2017-11-10 #79 Author

    Awww Poor baby 😍😘

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  • Shabrea

    2017-11-10 #80 Author

    Wow this is so cute I would cry lol i hate to watch my baby girl get shots

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  • Tahja

    2017-11-10 #81 Author

    This is so cute! It reminds me of how my kids’ Dad is with them when they were babies and got shots lol

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  • Angelica

    2017-11-11 #82 Author

    Warms my heart to see a father show so much passionate love

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  • Kenya lendor

    2017-11-11 #83 Author

    I cried the first time my baby got shot I was scared cause I’m a young mother and don’t like my baby cry😭

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  • Sharell Smith

    2017-11-11 #84 Author

    Love seeing things like this with a farther and son

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  • Erlyn Mae Tibangen

    2017-11-11 #85 Author

    I got that kind of feeling when I saw my baby girl cried when she got her shots. It breaks my heart, and made me cry too lol.

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  • Kayla

    2017-11-11 #86 Author

    awww so cute😩 its nice to see a father and son bond!

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  • Daijah

    2017-11-11 #87 Author

    Awww that’s probably how I’ll be 😩 poor baby

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  • Tresh

    2017-11-11 #88 Author

    Awwwww…. this so loving ❤️❤️❤️ Go dad

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  • Neisha

    2017-11-11 #89 Author

    Awwe I was like this with both my babies 😍😍😍😍 I hate shots myself ☹️

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  • Eleanor Bennett

    2017-11-11 #90 Author

    Aww so sweet we need more dad’s like that out here.

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  • asher_21

    2017-11-11 #91 Author

    Aww lil baby was so strong 💕

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  • Johnette Anders

    2017-11-11 #92 Author

    Awww too cute😭😍!

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  • Hafeni Matheus

    2017-11-11 #93 Author

    This is cute. I can’t imagine the bond this two people will share

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  • Teana Lonf

    2017-11-11 #94 Author

    That is so adorble…. more guys in the world like this

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  • Marv’Lous

    2017-11-11 #95 Author

    this is me when my sister gets shots omg ☹️☹️☹️

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  • Drea H

    2017-11-11 #96 Author

    Omg 😍😍 this was me at the doctor

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  • Shyanne

    2017-11-12 #97 Author

    I had to walk out when my boy got his shots 😩😩

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  • Quenecia

    2017-11-12 #98 Author

    This is so adorable 😍😍

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  • Brandy Thomas

    2017-11-12 #99 Author

    I love this! Adorable.

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  • LeQuita Parker

    2017-11-12 #100 Author

    This is to cute😍 I feel the same when my baby has to get his shots when he was smaller.

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  • Julia Mlekush

    2017-11-12 #101 Author

    Oh my goodness I feel his pain I cried every time my daughter got her shots😭

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  • R.c

    2017-11-12 #102 Author

    My husband always gives me our son whenever he’s getting shots. He can’t stand seeing our baby in pain.

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  • Dominique

    2017-11-12 #103 Author

    Awww bittersweet 😍…. it’s makes you want to cry. The first born is the worst just don’t know what to expect or how to feel about it . The tears 😭

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  • Steph

    2017-11-12 #104 Author

    Poor baby. Good job Dad 😥😍

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  • Allaviya

    2017-11-12 #105 Author

    So adorable!! Me every time 😢 !!

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  • Cvenkoso

    2017-11-12 #106 Author

    Adorable 😍😍we need more daddies like you👌

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  • Kayla

    2017-11-13 #107 Author

    Awh so cute ! ❤

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  • Tia

    2017-11-13 #108 Author

    I love it!!! Their bond will be unbreakable

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  • Tina Gray

    2017-11-13 #109 Author

    This is so cute..My 3 month old just got her shots and I wish I cldve got them for her..such a great job dad!

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  • Arianna

    2017-11-13 #110 Author

    This is soo cute😍

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  • Heather jones

    2017-11-13 #111 Author

    Very heart warming I love this ❤

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  • Franceline

    2017-11-13 #112 Author

    Aww to cute i love the babies

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  • Latoria Williams

    2017-11-13 #113 Author

    awww this is too cute my son dad is the same 😍😍😍

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  • Brianna

    2017-11-13 #114 Author

    Awww this is so cute 😍 reminds me of how my daughter dad is every time she gets shots

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  • Eilene collantes

    2017-11-14 #115 Author

    Wow so lovely!! 😍😍😍

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  • Kiara chante

    2017-11-14 #116 Author

    So cute😩😍 this is me every time my baby have to get shots!!!

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  • Tc

    2017-11-14 #117 Author

    That’s what real fathers do when it comes to there child.

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  • Jollibee

    2017-11-14 #118 Author

    Lil baby was so strong 🐾and Dad did the good job. !

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  • Jodi

    2017-11-14 #119 Author

    You can definitely see the bond between baby and papa. Absolutely precious!!

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  • Jay

    2017-11-15 #120 Author

    I know the feeling.

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  • Mikyia

    2017-11-15 #121 Author

    Awww!!! 😭😍 can’t wait for these moments ☺️

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  • Jessica

    2017-11-16 #122 Author

    Awee i do this with my son😍❤️

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  • Geraleese

    2017-11-16 #123 Author

    Awww.. This is so heartfelt. Seeing your baby in pain is the worst feeling ever. Great job Dad!

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  • Erika

    2017-11-17 #124 Author

    I also do this to my daughter every we sched for her check ups. HAHAHA i almost cry on when my baby get hurts. 🤣

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  • Marquita

    2017-11-17 #125 Author

    When i say that’s how i was with my daughter 3 years ago and now i have to go through it again with my son 😕 I’m not ready but this Video 😍😍😍

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  • Carena Valentine

    2017-11-18 #126 Author

    this is too cute! my kids’ father is the same way lol

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  • Megan

    2017-11-18 #127 Author

    Ommggg. This made me tear up We have 4 month shots coming Monday Andrew I am not ready 😭😭

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  • Paris Roy turner

    2017-11-18 #128 Author

    This is just too adorable 😍😍

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  • Bjhay Ollica

    2017-11-19 #129 Author

    i love it. 💓 the bond is really adorable.

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  • Daysha

    2017-11-20 #130 Author

    This Is So Cute And Creative 💕😍‼️

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  • Mariana tirado

    2017-11-21 #131 Author

    So beautiful God bless

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  • Ariza

    2017-11-21 #132 Author

    Great daddy and adorable baby😍😍😍😍

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