Daughter reveals ‘big secret’ to dad with Alzheimer’s: ‘What a blessing to have [this] documented’

A father with Alzheimer’s had the best reaction to learning his daughter is expecting, and the tear-jerking footage is going viral.

Mom Olivia Salza (@oliviasalza) gained over 2.4 million views and nearly 10,000 comments when she posted the video to her TikTok account.

Now, just like the grandfather with Alzheimer’s who had the sweetest reaction to his granddaughter’s beautiful piano-playing, Olivia’s dad has touched hearts all around the world.


Telling my dad who has Alzheimer’s that we’re pregnant after a 3 year fertility struggle ❤️ #fyp #alzheimersfight #fertilityjourney

♬ original sound – Olivia Salza

In the video, Olivia explains that she and her husband struggled with fertility issues for three long years.

But finally, the couple were blessed with a baby boy — and they couldn’t wait to tell Olivia’s dad the exciting news.

Despite battling Alzheimer’s disease, Olivia’s dad recognizes his daughter when she walks into the room.

Emotions overcome Olivia’s dad the second he hears the news.

But nine months later, the emotions just keep coming when the grandpa meets little Ryan for the very first time.

TikTokers were deeply moved by Olivia’s dad and his love for his family, flooding the comments with their reactions.

“Oh, this is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I’m not crying, you are,” one TikToker wrote.

“Such a beautiful reaction. Cherish these moments,” another user commented.

“Oh man, I haven’t cried like this in a while. Prayers to you,” wrote another user.

“This is one of the most beautiful, touching videos I’ve ever seen,” commented one user.

“Omg, sweet girl… how special. My mom was diagnosed at 54. She’s now nonverbal, so I cherish the moments her eyes light up. Beautiful moment!” shared another.

Olivia’s sweet video reminds us to treasure every little moment with the people we love and to honor their story every chance we get.

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