This video is about a little girl who calls a stranger daddy and what comes next will melt your heart! What would you do if a little girl with autism called you, a stranger, daddy? Hopefully it would be the same reaction the man in this video had when she called him daddy! We need more kindness in the world and this man embodies kindness and empathy!

Little girl in yellow shirt in chair looking out the plane window
This little girl called a stranger Daddy on a plane, and his response will melt your heart!

What Would You Do If A Sweet Little Girl Confused You For Her Father?

A little girl with autism sits down beside you in a plane and begins to call you her Daddy. What would you do? One stranger, Eric, was put in that position. As mom Kate said, in the midst of her daughter’s antics he took the time to treat her as a little person.

Little Girl Confuses A Stranger For Her Father

Dear Daddy 1
plane trip

“You could have shifted uncomfortably in your seat.  You could have ignored her. You could have given me that ‘smile’ that I despise because it means; ‘manage your child please.’  

You did none of that.  

You engaged Kate in conversation and you asked her questions about her turtles.  

She could never really answer your questions but she was so enamored by you that she keep eye contact and joint attention on the items you were asking her about.  

I watched and smiled.  

I made a few polite offers to distract her, but you would have none of it.”

Take a look!

Video: Man on Plane Reacts to Little Girl Video

Eric’s response remind us all to look for the little opportunities to rise up and make a difference in someone’s life, even if only for a few moments.


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