Derrick Culpepper and his daughter Linda are brightening up the internet in a video that has recently gone viral.
On Tuesday, Because Of Them We Can shared a video of Culpepper styling his daughter’s hair before school. In the video, which has received almost 900,000 views, Culpepper asks his daughter, “How am I doing on your hair?,” to which Linda responds, “Good!”
Linda guides her dad through the process of styling her hair, offering him kind words and praise as he goes.
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“You’re almost done. You’re doing a good job,” she says when she can sense her dad struggling a bit. The video ends with Linda rocking a cute ‘do and Culpepper planting a big kiss on her cheek, which is enough to make anyone melt.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Culpepper said he splits morning hair duty with his wife.
“It’s something that I had to learn because it’s what my wife needed me to do, ” adding, “A lot of people are saying I wish my dad had done that, I wish my husband could do this. It seems to me people are looking for something that reflects something positive, especially for Black Americans.”
Culpepper says that his daughter also does the same thing to his wife and that they try to provide an environment for their daughter where she feels encouraged.
“She does it to mom as well because that’s the way we are around home, we encourage each other and build each other up. In this house we are real. We give hugs, we love, we have fun, and we give second chances. This is just how we live and how we raise our kids to be encouraging to one another.”
Culpepper added, “I try to do the best I can to capture some of these moments. You don’t know the moments are coming and by the time you get the camera it’s usually too late.”