- Daniel Johnson, a loving dad, used the power of music, to help his daughter, Dakota, get over a speech delay doctors could not solve
- According to the father, though Dakota had a problem speaking her words, she could express herself in music
- When he realised that, he started a daily activity of singing as a way to bolster her self-esteem
A video of a dad and his daughter went viral after using the power of music to promote their blackness. They became an internet sensation that former American first lady, Michelle Obama shared their video on her Instagram page.
While sharing their video, Michelle wrote: “I just love this!” In the clip, Daniel Johnson plays the piano while his kid, Dakota sings along.
A part of the lyrics has her saying “I love my black so much, so much. We are strong and we are powerful.”
In speaking with Good Morning America, the father said that they perform the singing activity every day so that he could build her confidence, adding that he did not think posting their video would gain so much attention.
It should, however, be noted that the viral video was filmed when Dakota was four years old when she was struggling with speech delay.
The happy dad said he never knew the former first lady shared the video until someone called his attention to it.
In their interview on the Steve Garvey show, the father said that many schools were not going to take her because of her speech issue.
He added that music was the only way she communicated, adding she would sing her ABC but she would not speak a word normally.
Watch the full interview here
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a little baby left many amazed as she trended on social media after she was caught on camera dancing to her mom’s bedtime lullaby.
The toddler’s mother, 27-year-old Chane Milner-Joseph, said that it is her routine to always sing to Chyla Rae before she sleeps.
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