And with that, #girldad began trending worldwide, dads—and ladies posting footage of dads and grandpas—utilizing the hashtag to unite as one proud household, a community of people that might have been grieving a loss however who additionally have been rattling proud to be the fathers of daughters, joined by the girls-of-all-ages who liked them for it.
“I am so proud and fortunate to be a #GirlDad,” Alex Rodriguez, father of Natasha, 17, and 14-year-old Ella, tweeted, sharing the SportsCenter clip.
Tweeted Olympic decathlete Trey Hardee (a father of two daughters and, since this tweet, a son), “Being a lady dad has been the very best a part of my brief life. I want I knew about this a part of Kobe. This will likely be his lasting impression on me. Not the wins, rings, or data. #girldad.”
And when Vanessa stoically, inspirationally and heartbreakingly eulogized her husband and daughter on the February 2020 memorial held at Staples Middle for Kobe and Gigi, she referred to as him “the MVP of woman dads, or MVD.”