The newborn baby girl that famously welcomed her dad with a gorgeous smile has grown up and is even cuter now…

Do you remember the photo of a newborn baby girl who greeted her parents with a huge smile and it went viral?

The fact that she is now a toddler does not change the fact that some things remain the same.

When their beautiful daughter Antonella was born in August of 2019, proud parents Flávio Dantas and Tarsila Batista were overcome with happiness.

Flávio regularly spoke to his daughter when she was still in her mother’s womb, as is common practice for many parents.
And he made it his mission to express his affection for her on a daily basis by speaking kind words to her.

Mom Tarsila told the Brazilian magazine So Noticia Boa the following:

He frequently assured her of his unconditional love for her. When he left for work in the morning, he would wish me and her a good day, and when he returned in the afternoon, he would say greet her again.”

Tarsila became aware of the fact that it was, in fact, producing the desired effect. “Amazingly, it always seemed like she started to move at the same moment every day.”

There have been studies that suggest babies who are spoken to while they are still in their mothers’ wombs “may actually detect the difference between their mother’s native tongue and foreign languages just hours after they are born.” This information is provided by WebMD.

Because new parents are encouraged to communicate to their unborn children, this happy father went the extra mile to let his daughter know how much he loved her.
Perhaps this is the reason why she smiled so broadly the moment she was introduced to the world.

Antonella was already bonded to her father when she was born at the Marcilio Dias Naval Hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

She instantly recognized his voice as soon as he leaned in to say “hello,” and she greeted him with a gorgeous smile as soon as he said it.

It was as if they were longtime friends who were catching up with each other for the first time after a period of separation.

Is there anything different about Antonella’s relationship with her father now that she is a toddler and has had more time to get to know him in real life? Well, the answer you may get from her photos, is definitely no! Nothing has changed!

Antonella is such a loving daughter to her father, and Flávio appreciates the special bond they have very highly.

He said, “I had the impression that I knew what it was like to feel real love.  Until I looked at that smile, which was the most genuine smile in the whole world. It was then that I was able to know for certain what the feeling of love is.”

Thanks for reading this beautiful story about a beautiful smile and the love it brought to our world. Please SHARE this inspiring story with your friends and family, and do not forget to tell them how much you love them.

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