So Touching! A Disabled Father Beats The Odds To Leading His Daughter On The Dance Floor
You go on the internet with so much familiarity, thinking you have seen everything there is to see, that nothing can surprise you anymore, from the comedies to the wonders to the heart touching stories.
But no amount of preparation can get you ready for this heart-melting story, which went viral after a video showing an innocent coming of age dance was posted.
The video shows a disabled father who, despite his situation, rose to the challenge, and took his daughter’s hands to lead her on her first dance at her 18th birthday party.
The father's name Odet Belas, a fifty-year-old who was afflicted with polio as a little child and, since then, has lost usage of his legs.
Odet has not let his disability stop him from meeting his responsibilities as a man and as a father. He provides for his family working as a dirt collector, earning 280 pesos, which amounts to approximately £3.50, a day.
This wonderful father had been saving for two years to give his daughter, Rosalinda, the ‘Debut party’ she deserved.
The debut party is a Filipino rite of passage in which girls turning 18 years celebrate their coming of age.
It is traditional for the girls to have their first dance with their fathers, and Odet did not want his daughter's story to be any different.
The video shows Rosalinda in tears while she danced with her father, who used his crutches for support. It was possible to notice that many of the guests had ters in their eyes they watched an emotional Rosalinda dance with her father.
An incredibly touching story, but not first of its kind. Twenty years ago, there were reports of a father, Martin, who had been a car accident and lost his son, Paul. Martin had also lost his legs in the accident and became a quadriplegic.
But then, 17 years ago, his daughter was getting married, and Martin realized he couldn't dampen his daughter’s big day and, for the first time since the accident, he stepped onto the dance floor, leading his daughter, watching her smile and getting fulfillment in his heart.
This video proves the bond between fathers and daughters. These super dads were willing to go to the ends of the world for their princesses, and nothing could stop them.