“Girl dad” started trending on Twitter and Instagram after ESPN’s Elle Duncan, shared a memory of Bryant while she anchored “SportsCenter” on Monday night.
She talked about the first time that she met Kobe and they bonded over being a parent to daughters.
When Duncan told him that she was expecting a girl, Bryant, who had three daughters at the time, high-fived her and said, “Girls are the best.”
He also offered her advice, “Just be grateful that you’ve been given that gift because girls are amazing.”
“I would have five more girls if I could. I’m a girl dad,” he told her.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 28, 2020
After the story went viral many proud Girl Dads began sharing their own photos using the #GirlDad including celebrities and country music stars.
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) January 29, 2020
— Justin Moore (@JustinColeMoore) January 29, 2020
What a beautiful way to be remembered. #GirlDad
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