This dad singing 'Ave Maria' at a Disney resort is magic. Just watch his daughter's face.

Visitors at Disney World's Grand Floridian resort didn't expect an opera performance from a guy in a football jersey, but that's what they got.

Justin Gigliello surprised Disney park goers with an impromptu rendition of "Ave Maria" during his family's recent trip to Walt Disney World. His daughter asked the pianist in the lobby of the Grand Floridian resort if he'd play while her dad sang, and the result was, well, magical.

According to his Twitter bio, Gigliello is a voice and piano instructor, so it's no surprise that his vocals were on point. But the visual of this dude in a football jersey and shorts singing a classic opera song while a pianist in a tuxedo accompanies him is quite the sight.


But the best part of the whole scene is his daughter's look of pure adoration as he crooned.

This is a little girl who clearly loves her daddy.

The fact that Gigliello's daughter asked the pianist to back up her dad was pretty darn cute. But watching her watch him sing will make even the hardest of hearts melt.

Some kids look up to their dads as their ultimate heroes, and that sure appears to be the case here. Clearly Gigliello is doing something right as a parent to have earned such unadulterated joy and pride from his young daughter. Look at the way she beams up at him throughout his performance.

Not only did passersby get treated to an impressive opera performance, they also got to witness an incredibly sweet moment between father and daughter. Talk about Disney magic.

Dad beautifully sings “Ave Maria” in Disney World resort lobby

PROUD DAUGHTER: This dad started beautifully singing “Ave Maria” in the lobby of a Disney World resort — and the look on his daughter’s face is priceless. 🎼 💕 https://cbsn.ws/2FGPn14

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Giglello's performance has been shared thousands of times because come on, who couldn't love this?

Even if you're not into opera, you have to give the guy props for the solid vocals, especially considering the fact that he probably didn't even get a chance to warm up. And if you have any inkling of feeling in your soul, you can't help but be touched by his daughter gazing up at her daddy with the most precious and proud smile you'll ever see.

This is viral internet gold right here. This is the antidote to all the garbage that flows through our feeds each day. These are the kinds of moments that remind us that human beings are actually quite awesome.

Thanks for sharing, Justin Gigliello. Keep on sharing your voice and doing whatever you're doing to keep that look on your daughter's face.

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If someone were to say "video games" to you, what are the first words that come to mind? Whatever words you thought of (fun, exciting, etc.), we're willing to guess "healthy" or "mental health tool" didn't pop into your mind.

And yet… it turns out they are. Especially for Veterans.

How? Well, for one thing, video games — and virtual reality more generally — are also more accessible and less stigmatized to veterans than mental health treatment. In fact, some psychiatrists are using virtual reality systems for this reason to treat PTSD.

Secondly, video games allow people to socialize in new ways with people who share common interests and goals. And for Veterans, many of whom leave the military feeling isolated or lonely after they lose the daily camaraderie of their regiment, that socialization is critical to their mental health. It gives them a virtual group of friends to talk with, connect to, and relate to through shared goals and interests.

In addition, according to a 2018 study, since many video games simulate real-life situations they encountered during their service, it makes socialization easier since they can relate to and find common ground with other gamers while playing.

This can help ease symptoms of depression, anxiety, and even PTSD in Veterans, which affects 20% of the Veterans who have served since 9/11.

Watch here as Verizon dives into the stories of three Veteran gamers to learn how video games helped them build community, deal with trauma and have some fun.

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Video games have been especially beneficial to Veterans since the beginning of the pandemic when all of us — Veterans included — have been even more isolated than ever before.

And that's why Verizon launched a challenge last year, which saw $30,000 donated to four military charities.

And this year, they're going even bigger by launching a new World of Warships charity tournament in partnership with Wargaming and Wounded Warrior Project called "Verizon Warrior Series." During the tournament, gamers will be able to interact with the game's iconic ships in new and exciting ways, all while giving back.

Together with these nonprofits, the tournament will welcome teams all across the nation in order to raise money for military charities helping Veterans in need. There will be a $100,000 prize pool donated to these charities, as well as donation drives for injured Veterans at every match during the tournament to raise extra funds.

Verizon is also providing special discounts to Those Who Serve communities, including military and first responders, and they're offering a $75 in-game content military promo for World of Warships.

Tournament finals are scheduled for August 8, so be sure to tune in to the tournament and donate if you can in order to give back to Veterans in need.

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