You can tell little Antonella is already a Daddy’s girl. The sweet child is making headlines because of a photo where the newborn baby smiles in response to her dad’s voice.
Flávio Dantas of Brazil made a point of talking to his unborn child each and every day.
"He always told her that he loved her so much,” mother Tarsila Batista said.
Tarsila said a smitten Flávio greeted Antonella each morning and again after getting home from work. He’d stroke Tarsila’s belly and tell his baby girl how he’d always be there for her.
So, on the day Anontella finally made her entrance into the world, she had a beautiful reaction to her father’s voice!
Baby Smiles When She Hears Daddy
After the delivery, doctors handed a sleepy baby over to her parents. And as Flávio repeats the things he’d been telling Antonella all throughout the pregnancy, his newborn baby smiles instantly!
"They put her on top of me sleeping and as soon as he spoke to her, Antonella opened her eyes and smiled," Tarsila Batista recalled.
Thankfully, cameras caught the incredible moment. And the beautiful photo has been going viral ever since!
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Seeing the joy of the parents as this baby smiles is truly a blessing.
"I thought I knew what a feeling of true love was, until I looked at that most sincere smile in the world ... it was [there] that I could be sure what love is," proud papa Flávio said.
Making the moment even more special is the fact that Tarsila gave birth to Antonella on August 11, which is Father’s Day in Brazil.
Viral Photo Spreads Joy
Flávio beautifully described his feelings for his precious child as love too big to fit inside his chest. But of course, he’s not the only one enamored with the tiny girl.
Antonella’s mommy described her as “a gift sent by my Lord.”
It’s the kind of love every child should feel. And the joy reflected in this photo is truly touching.
In this heartwarming story, this baby smiles because she recognizes her father’s love. May our hearts respond the same way to our Heavenly Father. Because He loves each and every one of us more completely than we could ever comprehend!
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