Having a child changes everything. In just one second, the moment you go from being childless to knowing you’re going to be a parent … your entire life is transformed and given new purpose.
And then the moment you get to tell your partner they’re going to be a parent too? It’s magic.
Dove has released an amazing ad highlighting the less-documented, but still extremely important moment in every dad’s life when he discovers that he will be a father.
The clip features 13 dads-to-be receiving the surprise of a lifetime, using home footage from real families around the world.
Some laugh, some cry, some are too stunned to speak at all — but if there’s one thing these men all share, it’s the feeling of unimaginable joy.
“We wanted our film to capture the emotion and care modern dads feel as they embark upon the journey of parenthood,” said Jennifer Bremner, director of marketing for Dove Men+Care, told Yahoo Parenting.
It’s obvious in the incredulous faces of these guys that their lives will never be the same, and they couldn’t be happier about it.
Now, does anyone have any extra tissues? We seem to have run out.