BLANTYRE, Scotland – It’s a common fact; dads are a bit protective of their daughters.
John Tierney is no different.
When Tierney spotted his 4-year-old daughter Grace waving at boys, she told him that she wanted a boyfriend.
At that point, Tierney started recording because he knew a “heated discussion” was to follow.
“Why can I not get a boyfriend?” Grace asks
“Because I’m not wanting you to get a boyfriend,” Tierney said.
“Why not!” Grace yells.
“Cuz you’re not getting one,” he responds.
“Dad, I will get a boyfriend if I want to get a boyfriend,” the 4-year-old says.
“Daddy will break his legs,” Tierney says with a smile.
“No!” Grace says.
“Yes, I will,” he said.
“Dad, I,” she begins.
“And guess what will happen after that,” Tierney interrupts.
“What?” she asks, sounding annoyed.
“See, your boyfriend’s daddy? Daddy will take him hostage and keep him in a cupboard,” he said.
“Dad, listen. If I want a boyfriend, I want a boyfriend, I’m getting a boyfriend,” she said.
“You’ll not get a boyfriend, you’re gonna be a nun,” he said.
“DAD!” Grace yelled.
“You’re gonna be a nun, you’re gonna work for Jesus,” he said.
“No, I’m gonna get a boyfriend,” she said.
“They’re who you’re gonna work for,” Tierney says, pulling out a cross necklace. “They’re who you’re gonna work for. End of story.”
The video of the argument has been viewed across the globe and has received rousing approval from other fathers.
— Free Radical (@radical_free) April 25, 2016