Local father’s emotional heart-warming talk with daughter goes viral

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 3:08 PM

Man talks to kid posted on Facebook

A video of a Kettering man consoling his daughter has gone viral with its positive message. Randy Gaines didn't know his wife, Deceena Gaines was recording him at the time, but neither of them knew the video was going to reach over 3.2 million views by Monday afternoon. 

On Dec. 2, Gaines found his 6-year-old daughter upset in her room because he had teased her by calling her a name after a book he reads to her, "Moody Moose Buttons." Gaines said his family of six are very playful and like to tease each other. "We are very close," he says. 

Gaines said he began to talk with his daughter and got her to open up about what was bothering her. He discussed with her how to handle her emotions and to talk with him in the video. 

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Gaines said he thinks the story is viral because, "It's an open, honest, genuine moment that was very personal and positive. I don't think you see a lot of that in the media or online. Most people aren't used to seeing this parenting style. People all over the country are reaching out. A lot of people have said they didn't receive this as a child and are going to do this for their kids." 

The local father is honored, humbled, and flattered with all of the positive feedback.