Every parent wants their child to feel comfortable in their skin. For Dale Ranana Tautoru Haretuku, that meant making a heartfelt gesture to his daughter, Luna.
The Arizona dad hopes to encourage his little girl to celebrate what makes her different. So, for his birthday in February, he arranged a special father-daughter photo shoot that has since touched thousands.
Luna is bald due to alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss. But she’s no less beautiful in Dale’s eyes. Atzimba Photography perfectly captured that sentiment in a stunning set of photos as, in a show of solidarity, Dale let Luna shave his head.
It comes across clearly in every image that Dale’s heart is bursting with love for Luna. At one point, he breaks down, overcome with emotion as his daughter prepares to use the hair clippers.
The dad previously had an alopecia ribbon shaved into his head, but he wanted to take it a step further to show the world what he already knows: bald is beautiful!
And beautiful the two were together, sans hair. Both of their smiles said everything as they posed with matching outfits and heads.
The photos went viral shortly after Dale shared them on Facebook, writing, “For my birthday this week I did something special for my baby girl with Alopecia!!! Couldn’t thank my family enough for the help and support.”
An outpouring of supportive messages soon came flooding in. People adored Dale and Luna’s relationship and gushed about the photos that warmed their hearts.
But nobody was more moved than Luna, who knows she’s a very lucky girl. After all, she has the best dad in the world!
What an incredibly thoughtful father! We couldn’t think of a better way for Dale to celebrate his birthday. We know Luna will cherish these photos forever. They’re a wonderful example of unconditional love.
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