#GirlDad Is Trending On Social Media Because Of Kobe Bryant And It’s Bringing Tears To My Eyes

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Being a “girl dad” was one of the NBA legend’s greatest joys in life.

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In a recent segment on ESPN, anchor Elle Duncan shared a touching moment between her and NBA legend Kobe Bryant. During a casual conversation backstage at an ESPN event, Bryant talked with Duncan about one of his greatest joys in life: being a “girl dad.”

The Kobe story Elle Duncan shared on Sportscenter was so heartfelt and heartbreaking, more people need to see it.

The Kobe story Elle Duncan shared on Sportscenter was so heartfelt and heartbreaking, more people need to see it.

“The only small source of comfort for me, is knowing that he died doing what he loved the most: being a dad. Being a girl dad.”

@elleduncanESPN #RIPGigi #RIPKobe

These words particularly resonated with people in a special way after his untimely death in a helicopter crash that also claimed the lives of eight others, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.


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People on social media, particularly dads, are sharing photos with their own daughters and the now viral hashtag #girldad. Here are some of the many beautiful photos shared:

If you have pics and want to share in on the #girldad magic, drop your (un)professionally-shot photos below. <3

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