Monday 18 January 2016

White TV Reporter Posts Photo Combing Adopted Black Daughter’s Hair.(Photos)

White TV Reporter Posts Photo Combing Adopted Black Daughter’s Hair, Creates Huge Facebook Buzz:

Facebook was set ablaze sometime ago after Frank Somerville, a white TV reporter in California posted a photo on his page of him combing his adopted black daughter’s hair with the caption:

So for those of you who think tv can be glamorous, this is how i spent my morning, learning how to take out my daughter’s braids. It takes a long time and a lot of patience!

Within a few days the photo had been shared more than 2,500 times and received more than 12,000 likes.

Somerville followed up with a statement a few days later,

It’s not often that I am speechless, but I am floored by the response to the picture I posted, and by how touching and personal many of them were. To me the picture shows a dad doing what a dad SHOULD do, and loving every minute of it. The birth of my first daughter, and adopting my youngest daughter, are the two best moments of my life, and I feel like the luckiest dad in the world that my family is interracial. I can’t thank all of you enough. And remember CHANGE HAPPENS ONE PERSON AT A TIME!

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The picture is definitely touching, and brings to mind Clifton Green, another white father who adopted an Ethiopian girl, and soon became responsible for her hair care.

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