A NEW dad was left delighted when his daughter broke into a huge smile moments after being born.
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.
In a post on Instagram, the happy father – who lives with his family in Brazil – shared a photo of the heart-warming moment his little girl laid eyes on him as she was cradled by her mother lying in a hospital bed.
Captioning the image, according to Bored Panda, he wrote: “I can’t explain the feeling I felt at that moment.
“Every day I talked to my daughter in her mother’s womb, I always told her that I loved her, that Dad was there and that I was going to be the best father in the world!
“When she was born, how did she repay me? With the sweetest smile ever.”
The little girl’s mum Tarsila also shared a sweet picture with her daughter to social media.
She described her daughter as “a gift sent by my Lord”.
Captioning another image, she wrote: “If wealth were measured in words, I would sum it up in just one: you.
“My rare jewel cut by the hands of God.”
Flávio is a naval soldier while Tarsila used to work as a cook, and the couple live with their daughter in Rio de Janeiro.
Reacting to the image online, one dad wrote: “I read books to my son, and he knew me right away by my voice.
“He was crying and I started talking to him, and he stopped crying…it was a great day.”
Another commented: “Aww, that’s so cute. She is already daddy’s little girl.”
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