A dad’s idea of getting his little girl to “slim down” backfires after his iconic response.
A viral video of a father and his baby girl talking about weight loss has taken Chinese social media by storm.
In the video posted on Weibo, which has been viewed more than 240 million times across all platforms, a little girl walks along a river in Shandong, a province in eastern China, according to the South China Morning Post.
Her father thought she was overweight and decided to take her for a walk after dinner, the Xinhua News Agency wrote.
The little girl’s father then suggests that they “take a leisurely walk every day after having dinner”, the New York Postt reported.
“Is it to lose weight?” she asks.
Although shocked that she understood, the father says the walk is for weight loss.
However, she couldn’t figure out what he meant and thought the walk was for her dad to lose weight – not her.
“You don’t need to lose weight,” she told him.
“I love you, no matter what you become.”
At this point, her mother laughs as she films them both.
“Why?” asks his father.
“Because you are my father,” she said.
The video has over 81,000 likes and over 2,500 comments, according to the South China Morning Post.
“This lovely girl has self-esteem and is confident, she feels good about herself,” one person commented.
“Compared to our love for our children, do they love us much more? This girl proved it,” said another.
“It makes me want to have a girl,” one person said of the clip.
“A child growing up in a caring family will inspire people around them to feel love and kindness,” another commented.
A growing number of Chinese parents want to have daughters because they believe that daughters are more caring and loving than sons, the South China Morning Post reported.
However, the gender imbalance in the country is worsening. Data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed that in 2021, the gender ratio was 723 million to 689 million.
Last year, there were 10.62 million new births, of which 8.8 million completed official household registration.
Registration data revealed that the difference between boys and girls born was 4.6 million to 4.1 million.