Dads immediately break down when they see their newborn daughter: ‘That moment I knew parenthood was thicker than blood’

In honor of Pride Month, a father has shared the emotional moment he and his husband first laid eyes on their baby girl — and TikTok is collectively weeping.

Ben Ptashinsky, known online as @equity.ben, is an actor, singer, comedian, and author, widely-known for his Disney sing-along performances. Recently, he’s gone viral for his heartwarming video — which he’s entitled, “Acceptance Through Visibility.”


I was able to be at the birth of my daughter. That moment I knew parenthood was thicker than blood #parenthood #gaydad #gaydads #acceptance #equityben

♬ Home – Edith Whiskers

Filmed four years ago on his daughter’s birth, Ben says he’s sharing the footage now in honor of Pride Month.

“Happy Pride! Please don’t forget all the POC and trans who fought for our freedoms today. I’m so thankful I get to be a parent,” Ben wrote in the comments.

“This is almost 4 years ago. I posted this today because this is how we celebrate pride. Sending love to ALL,” he added.

In the caption of his powerful video, Ben writes, “I was able to be at the birth of my daughter. That moment I knew parenthood was thicker than blood.”

‘That is going to be one loved little girl’

In response to Ben’s video, TikTokers around the world are flooding his comments with love, praise, and a lot of emotion!

“The gasps and heavy breathing! My eyes INSTANTLY started flooding! Congrats Dads!!!” read one comment.

“Great now I’m sobbing on a Tuesday morning,” read another.

“She’s beautiful. I can just feel the love radiating from you two,” another comment read.

“I wept at the awe in your faces. Love is a miracle and inspiring to witness. Thank you for sharing!” wrote another user.

“I’m not crying, you’re crying! Happy Pride!” read another comment.

“That is going to be one loved little girl. I am so happy for you all,” read another.

As the saying goes — DNA doesn’t make you family; love does! Happy Pride to loving families everywhere!

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