A newborn baby smiles the second she hears her dad’s voice. And the precious moment went viral in no time thanks to a breathtaking photo!
Flávio Dantas recalled how the newborn girl, named Antonella, gave him the “the sweetest smile ever” – and he revealed it came after he talked to her every day for months when she was in mum Tarsila’s tummy.
“He always told her that he loved her so much,” mother Tarsila Batista said.
Tarsila said a smitten Flávio greeted Antonella each morning and again after getting home from work. He’d stroke Tarsila’s belly and tell his baby girl how he’d always be there for her. So, on the day Anontella finally made her entrance into the world, she had a beautiful reaction to her father’s voice!
Doctors presented a drowsy infant to her parents after the delivery. Flávio’s newborn infant smiles instantaneously as he repeats what he’d been telling Antonella during the pregnancy.
“They put her on top of me sleeping and as soon as he spoke to her, Antonella opened her eyes and smiled,” Tarsila Batista recalled.
Thankfully, cameras caught the incredible moment. And the beautiful photo has been going viral ever since!
Seeing the joy of the parents as this baby smiles is truly a blessing.
“I thought I knew what a feeling of true love was, until I looked at that most sincere smile in the world … it was [there] that I could be sure what love is,” proud papa Flávio said.
Tarsila worked at a kiosk and subsequently as a cook until her daughter was born on Father’s Day in Brazil — how amazing! Flávio beautifully described his feelings for his precious child as love too big to fit inside his chest. But of course, he’s not the only one enamored with the tiny girl.
Flavio said,“I thought I knew what a feeling of true love was until I looked at that most sincere smile in the world . . . it was [there] that I could be sure what love is.”
Antonella’s mommy described her as “a gift sent by my Lord.” It’s the kind of love every child should feel. And the joy reflected in this photo is truly touching.
This infant grins in this touching anecdote because she acknowledges her father’s love. May our hearts respond to our Heavenly Father in the same way. Because He loves each and every one of us more completely than we could ever comprehend!