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Watch Dad's Hilarious Tactic To Win Musical Chairs at Daddy-Daughter Dance


The bond between a father and a daughter is a beautiful thing. While not everyone is fortunate to have a great dad, those who do will never really understand just how much of a blessing they’ve been given.

Dads do a lot for their kids, and daughters bring out sides of them that their sons just don’t. That’s why macho men sit down for tea, buy their daughters princess outfits to wear to Disneyland and put up with dancing.

There’s the tradition of a new bride and her father dancing together at her wedding reception, and for some the dancing began years ago. Daddy-daughter dances have become very popular for elementary schools and are a great way to recognize the father figure in a girl’s life.

Reggie Jeff from Texas is one of those dads. Last week, he went to a daddy-daughter dance with his two daughters, all of them dressed to the nines.

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The evening was probably full of what all daddy-daughter dances offer: dancing, food, and plenty of photo opportunities.

There was also a game of musical chairs for the dads. What’s a little competitive fun?

But Jeff was no casual contestant. His daughter told him to win, so he would accept nothing less than victory. He was hiding a secret, though, that quickly became apparent during the final round: he’s a heavyweight fighter.

In the video that’s quickly gone viral, you can see Jeff and another dad circling the final remaining chair, doing their best to stay as close as possible to it. They’re cheered on by a herd of screaming daughters, all watching with anticipation.

As the music stops, the other dad quickly tries to sit down and at first it looks like he might have won — but Jeff isn’t having that. The two dads crash to the floor, but as they get up, Jeff picks up the other dad and throws him over his shoulder.

While carrying the other dad, Jeff picks up the fallen chair, sets it up, and sits down in it. He quickly releases the poor man and the two laugh, high-five, and hug it out all to the soundtrack of dozens of little girls shrieking with joy and surprise.

“When your daughter tell you to win musical chairs at the daddy daughter dance and if you have to take somebody out then take somebody out……..YOU WIN MUSICAL CHAIRS!!!!!!!” he wrote on Facebook.

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Apparently, he didn’t know the other dad, and commenters joked that he wouldn’t be invited back, but the situation seems like it was very well-received if a little unexpected. The soundly beaten dad didn’t even look mad as he walked away, still laughing and looking shocked.

“Guys millions of views,” Jeff wrote a few days after the video started circulating. “I am overwhelmed by the response to this video. Thanks for all compliments, I am blessed with many great examples of what a father should be including my own. Thanks again everyone!!!”

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Amanda holds an MA in Rhetoric and TESOL from Cal Poly Pomona. After teaching composition and logic for several years, she's strayed into writing full-time and especially enjoys animal-related topics.
As of January 2019, Amanda has written over 1,000 stories for The Western Journal but doesn't really know how. Graduating from California State Polytechnic University with a MA in Rhetoric/Composition and TESOL, she wrote her thesis about metacognitive development and the skill transfer between reading and writing in freshman students.
She has a slew of interests that keep her busy, including trying out new recipes, enjoying nature, discussing ridiculous topics, reading, drawing, people watching, developing curriculum, and writing bios. Sometimes she has red hair, sometimes she has brown hair, sometimes she's had teal hair.
With a book on productive communication strategies in the works, Amanda is also writing and illustrating some children's books with her husband, Edward.
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