Perhaps nothing is more precious than that special bond between a parent and a child – and this is exactly what we see in full display in a recent video that went viral on social media.
You’ve probably come across this cute, heartwarming clip on Facebook which features a young female athlete teaching her father some basic gymnastics moves. As anyone can imagine, the results are both funny and adorable.
Meet Ash Mills, a 41-year-old father from Melbourne. His daughter Alex, who is 9 years of age, has been into gymnastics since she was younger. Instead of just watching her train, however, Ash joins her and tries his best to copy her moves as well – from handstands to backflips and everything else in between.
So far, he only had one serious injury.
“I was doing a flip on a trampoline and I shot backwards and hit the edge of it. That really hurt.
“Otherwise I have been lucky. If I fall I just pick myself up again.”
The father-and-daughter tandem documents their trainings on an Instagram account named My Gym Dad. Their photos and videos have since attracted a lot of attention online and now they have hundreds of thousands of followers on the said social media platform.
The cool dad shared about their gym experiences and newly-found social media stardom:
“We laugh an awful lot. My daughter trains for 30 hours, six days a week and it’s serious, so we do what we can to keep it fun.
“Most of the time we aren’t thinking about other people watching. If we were getting trolled online we probably would not bother but the comments are almost always positive, which is nice to read.”
By profession, Ash works as a high-rise window cleaner.
“I’m not flexible at all. That’s my biggest downfall,” he admitted. “But my job keeps me fit, and I have run a marathon every year for five years.”
Watch clips from their trainings here:
Dad Books 6 Flights To Spend Christmas With Flight Attendant Daughter
And the Father of the Year Award goes to …
Most fathers are determined to always make their little girls feel special. One awesome dad decided to spend Christmas with his flight attendant daughter who was working during the holiday. The sweet father actually rode on each of his special girl's flights just so she wouldn't feel lonely.
Hal Vaughan was understandably sad when he found out that his daughter Pierce would have to work during Christmas. Determined to cheer the Delta Airlines flight attendant up while she worked during the holiday, Hal purchased tickets to all of her flights just so he could keep her company. The amazing story was discovered by Mike Levy when he met the awesome dad on one of the flights.
Mike with Hal, who took six different planes to stay with his daughter last Christmas.
Dad Films Family’s Christmas Mornings For 25 Years
Family traditions like this always make me tear-up.
Photographs are amazing. They capture a still shot of important moments that we had. However, they don’t always accurately remind us of how we felt at that exact time, especially when they were taken many years ago.
With that said, one dad opted to take videos instead. In fact, he filmed his family’s Christmas mornings for 25 years, and they are simply amazing.
Heartwarming Moment Mall Santa Surprises Deaf Girl By Using Sign Language
“As soon as it happened, the whole area just went silent… People were crying in the crowd,” shared the mall manager.
We all grew up seeing Santa Claus as that generous toy giver. As it turns out, however, he's much more than that - the big guy also has a big heart and is willing to go the extra mile when necessary.
Take it from this young deaf girl who learned for herself how much Santa cared enough that he gave her the most awesome gift ever - the gift of communicating with her using her language - which is sign language. Now we're pretty much convinced Santa does know how to connect with children across the globe regardless of their language!