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This adorable daddy-daughter Super Bowl ad will give you all the feels.

Watch these NFL players give the 'dad-do' to their daughters.

We know that football players rely on toughness to make it through a season. Now a few of them are going to face their toughest challenge yet.

It doesn't matter if you're a mom or dad. Styling your daughter's hair can be pretty challenging. 

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And it's easy to forget that a lot of NFL players — giant men who run into other giant men for a living — are also dads. They have lives at home. Many of them are even raising tiny female humans who have hair that needs taming.


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So Pantene stepped up its game by inviting three NFL players to style their daughters' hair for its "Strong Is Beautiful" campaign for its upcoming Super Bowl commercial.  Here's how it went down.

First up was DeAngelo Williams from the Pittsburgh Steelers and his daughter Rhiya.

Rhiya was ready for her daddy to do his thing. Images via Pantene/YouTube.

He struggled a bit in the beginning and admits that carrying a football is easier than styling hair because "I have help running through that defensive line." 

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He persevered, and Rhiya was pretty pleased with the results.

Boom.

Next was Benjamin Watson of the New Orleans Saints and his daughter Grace.

Grace was ready for her chance to sit in the hot seat.

Grace expressed that she was excited and a bit nervous, but Benjamin was ready to dive in.

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"It's fun to do something new and spend this time with my daughter," he said.

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After a little bit of time, Grace was styled up in a pair of twin braids and was happy with the results.

Another satisfied customer.

Last, but not least, was Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys and his daughter Landry.

Jason is known for his great hands on the football field, but how "great" are they when it comes to styling Landry's hair?

Jason admits that Landry's mom has the skills when it comes to making her hair look pretty. He also readily admits that "catching a touchdown pass is easier than creating a beautiful braid."

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Of the three dads, Jason probably struggled the most — but props to the dude for sticking with it. 

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The end result? Adorable pigtails for his adorable little girl. 

That is one happy toddler.

At the end of the day, little girls care more about the quality time they spend with their daddies than the hairdos created for them.

Yes, this is an absolutely adorable commercial, and I wouldn't fault anyone for experiencing a severe case of sweaty eyeballs after watching it, but a deeper message shouldn't be ignored.

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The role that dads play in the lives of their daughters in terms of their self-esteem, body image, and future relationships is huge. Kudos to Pantene for recognizing that and putting this message on display for millions of viewers to watch. 

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Speaking of watching, you can check out a sneak peek of the commercial here. 

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Man uses TikTok to offer 'dinner with dad' to any kid that needs one, even adult ones

Summer Clayton is the father of 2.4 million kids and he couldn’t be more proud.

Come for the food, stay for the wholesomeness.

Summer Clayton is the father of 2.4 million kids and he couldn’t be more proud. His TikTok channel is dedicated to giving people intimate conversations they might long to have with their own father, but can’t. The most popular is his “Dinner With Dad” segment.

The concept is simple: Clayton, aka Dad, always sets down two plates of food. He always tells you what’s for dinner. He always blesses the food. He always checks in with how you’re doing.

I stress the stability here, because as someone who grew up with a less-than-stable relationship with their parents, it stood out immediately. I found myself breathing a sigh of relief at Clayton’s consistency. I also noticed the immediate emotional connection created just by being asked, “How was your day?” According to relationship coach and couples counselor Don Olund, these two elements—stability and connection—are fundamental cravings that children have of their parents. Perhaps we never really stop needing it from them.


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Pillsbury is partnering with non profit, Operation Homefront, to provide housing for veterans

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It’s the dream of many veterans: a safe and swift return to the security of home – to a place where time can be spent with family while becoming part of a community and creating new memories. With the partnership of non-profit Operation Homefront, Pillsbury is helping give military families the opportunity to do just that.

For many of our American soldiers, the dream of making a comfortable return to civilian life is often dashed by harsh realities. Pew Research Center reports that 44% of veterans who have served since Sept 11, 2001 noted having a difficult time re-adjusting. From re-entering into the workforce to finding healthcare services, returning to civilian life can be a harrowing transition. While serving in the military is incredibly stressful, it also provides routine, structure and purpose that is not easily replicated in civilian life. Couple this with a lack of helpful resources for veterans, and the hope for a brighter future can be easily derailed.


However, some companies and organizations are stepping in to show support and provide resources. Operation Homefront, an organization dedicated to helping military families transition back to civilian life, launched its Transitional Homes for Veterans (THV) Program in 2018. The program places veteran families in safe, secure, rent-free single-family homes for a period of two-to-three years while providing financial coaching and training to reduce debt, increase savings, and prepare for independent home ownership. Since the THV’s inception, Operation Homefront has defrayed more than $500K in mortgage costs to military families.

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TikTok about '80s childhood is a total Gen X flashback.

As a Gen X parent, it's weird to try to describe my childhood to my kids. We're the generation that didn't grow up with the internet or cell phones, yet are raising kids who have never known a world without them. That difference alone is enough to make our 1980s childhoods feel like a completely different planet, but there are other differences too that often get overlooked.

How do you explain the transition from the brown and orange aesthetic of the '70s to the dusty rose and forest green carpeting of the '80s if you didn't experience it? When I tell my kids there were smoking sections in restaurants and airplanes and ashtrays everywhere, they look horrified (and rightfully so—what were we thinking?!). The fact that we went places with our friends with no quick way to get ahold of our parents? Unbelievable.

One day I described the process of listening to the radio, waiting for my favorite song to come on so I could record it on my tape recorder, and how mad I would get when the deejay talked through the intro of the song until the lyrics started. My Spotify-spoiled kids didn't even understand half of the words I said.

And '80s hair? With the feathered bangs and the terrible perms and the crunchy hair spray? What, why and how?

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