This Dad Performing His Daughter's Dance Routine Will Give You All the Father's Day Feels

Stage fright is no joke! Any dancer who's experienced that sudden whirl of butterflies in her stomach understands that nerves can hamper your performance. So we can totally relate to the tears shed by 2-year-old Bella Daniels as she performed in her very first dance recital.

Luckily her father, Marc Daniels, was happy to execute the dance routine alongside Bella and the other young dancers. With another baby on his hip, Daniels performed all the choreographed moves like a pro, encouraging his daughter to follow his example. And having her dad beside her gave Bella the courage to dance, even if it was only for a few seconds. D'awwwwww!


"I asked if she wanted to dance with Daddy and she nodded, so I thought I'd join in," Daniels told a local news outlet. "I've practiced with her at home on many occasions, so it wasn't unfamiliar to me."

We can't get over the sweet gesture from this dancing papa. And with Father's Day around the corner, we definitely think he's in the running for the title of World's Best Dad.

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