One parent’s home video of their grandmother playing the piano for their newborn daughter is going viral on TikTok.
While the app is known for spreading things like innovative beauty hacks, trendy dances, and creative DIY events like wildfire, it’s not usually thought of as a source for wholesome, heart-warming home videos.
One user is changing that with a sweet two-part series showing the introduction of their week-old baby girl meeting her great grandparents for the first time. In less than a day, the first part has been seen almost 600 thousand times.
The half-minute clip started with Tutu, the baby’s great-grandmother, playing “Edelweiss” at a beautiful piano in the woman’s living room before panning to the baby sleeping soundly in her car seat. Her great-grandfather, Papa, stood over the carrier, watching to see her reaction.
“We brought our 7-day-old daughter to her Great Grandparents house (they are 92 years old). They prepared a song for her arrival. Tutu played and Papa watched to see if she enjoyed music,” a caption over that video read. “Edelweiss is now her theme song. 💖”
A second part followed shortly after, captioned, “I’ll never forget this moment 😭.” Per Papa’s request, they’ve moved the baby, named Cora, closer to the piano so she could hear better. The man cradled Cora right next to the instrument and Tutu started to sing to her.
TikTok was truly touched by the view into such an intimate family moment, reminiscing about their own memories with their late great-grandparents and fawning over the video capturing a “core memory” for Cora.
“what a beyond special moment. treasure this always. ❤️,” one commenter wrote.
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“the fact that they spoke about this and planned it and probably practiced it out I CANT 😭😭😭,” said another.
“Papa is doing a great job watching 🥺,” someone else joked.
“this is so tender. this baby is so loved and lucky. she can look back at this video to see how special this moment is. 🤍,” it continued, proving that tender moments can perform just as well as—if not better than—absurdist humor or music marketing campaigns.
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