Parenting 101

This dad’s joyous reaction to his son’s new doll is one for the ages

If you’re looking to very quickly come down with a case of the feels, head directly to the below video of a father’s beautiful expression of acceptance towards his young son, who happens to love his new Little Mermaid Ariel doll.

The clip has been roaming the internet for a while, but it’s an instant classic that’s right for any season.

“Now how do you think a dad feels,” he asks on camera, “when a son wants to get this?”

“Yeah!” his son instinctively responds.

“Yeah!” echoes Dad.

“I let my boys choose their life,” continues the proud father. “That’s how mama and I — that’s how we are, right? We just say choose whatever. We say, ‘Yeah, choose it!’ Choose your expression, choose what you’re into, choose your sexuality, choose whatever. And you have my promise…to love you and accept you no matter what life you choose.”

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