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Sunday Funday Moment: El Paso dads share what it means to be a #girldad

Courtesy: Josh Enriquez

EL PASO, Texas-- The internet has a pretty interesting way of reminding us of what matters most during tragic times.

After the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, one ESPN sports anchor started an online trend that has father's around the world sharing their girl dad photos.

ESPN'S Elle Duncan shared a story on "Sports Center" about how much Kobe Bryant enjoyed being a father to his four girls.

Duncan reflected on a time when she interviewed Bryant and he was delighted to talk about being a father to his young daughters.

"When I reflect on this tragedy and that half hour I spent with Kobe Bryant two years ago, I suppose the only small source of comfort for me is knowing he died doing what he loved the most: being a dad. Being a girl dad," said Duncan through tears as she ended her story. 

After that, the hashtag #girldad began trending online.

Courtesy: Russell Wilson

The hashtag has father's reminiscing on the special bond they share with their daughters.

Courtesy: Ericka Flores

Steve Oh wrote on a Facebook comment that becoming a #girldad was one of the happiest days of his life!

Courtesy: Steve Oh

For Siego De la O, #girldad reminds him of a moment when he went to work with his nails still painted in glitter polish. He forgot to take it off!

Courtesy: Siego De La O

Daughter's also share their memories of growing up with the special bond between them and their father's.

Dani Dani wrote on Facebook, "I love my dad. He is my rock. The one I'd go cry to when my heartaches. The one who taught me to love books and math, because education is not just for boys. He also taught us how to love a sports, because girls can be awesome at soccer. He has raised 3 hard working and educated women. Yes, he'd go and buy the feminine products too. He would even try to do our ponytails. What wouldn't he do for his girls."

Courtesy: Dani Dani

It's safe to say that being a girl dad is pretty awesome. Hey, being a parent in general is a pretty amazing thing.

Sunday Funday

Iris Lopez

Iris Lopez is a weathercaster and reporter for ABC-7.


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