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After the passing of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna “GiGi” Bryant, and 7 others in a tragic helicopter crash, many began sharing their memories with the NBA legend. While most talked about his talent on the court, some had stories of his character off the court. Especially his role as a dad.

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ESPN’s Elle Duncan, shared a special story where she bonded with Bryant over being parents. In her story, she states that she met Bryant backstage at an ESPN event. At the time, Duncan was 8 months pregnant, and Bryant quickly asked what she was expecting. When she told him she was having a girl, he gave her a high-five and said, “Girls are the best.”

Kobe and Vanessa Bryant had four girls together: Natalia (17), Gianna (13), Bianka (3), and Capri (7 months)

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After the broadcast aired, the internet took a moment to turn a very sad incident into an inspirational one. Dads all other the world began using the hashtag to share their joy in being a #GirlDad.

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