White Dad, Black Daughter: Facebook Swoons

News anchor Frank Somerville's photo of himself taking out his daughter's braids inspired a huge response. "To me the picture shows a dad doing what a dad should do, and loving every minute of it," he says.

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A sign of the times!!

This is cool - another view of our world.

Priceless ~ love it.

Appreciate seeing what the media won't show ~ real love of each other.

In response, Somerville posted the following status today:

"It's not often that I am speechless, but I am floored by the response to the picture I posted, and by how touching and personal many of them were. To me the picture shows a dad doing what a dad SHOULD do, and loving every minute of it. The birth of my first daughter, and adopting my youngest daughter, are the two best moments of my life, and I feel like the luckiest dad in the world that my family is interracial. I can't thank all of you enough. And remember CHANGE HAPPENS ONE PERSON AT A TIME!"

The fact that the 10 o'clock news host had a black adopted daughter wasn't a secret. Somerville said in a recent interview:

And finally, my youngest daughter is adopted, she also happens to be black. I mention this only because adopting Callie is what I am most proud of in my life because I can now say that in my own way I have made a difference in someone's life. And by the same token Callie has made a huge difference in my life.

There's no question that adoption makes a difference. But based on the response, it seems that images like this one might also have the potential to do a little of the same.

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