Husband has the best reaction to seeing his wife’s shaved head for the first time

Dawne Kirkwood, who had sported dreadlocks for 20 years, decided it was time for a change. And not just a moderate change, either. Nope. Kirkwood opted to shave her head entirely. But though she was happy with the results, she wasn’t exactly sure how her husband would react.

She and her daughter staged a reveal, having her husband stand with his back turned to her until she was ready to show him her new look. Thankfully, the daughter caught the moment on camera—because seriously, the husband and father had the best reaction to his wife’s shaved head.

The daughter posted the video to Twitter with the caption, “So after 20 years of growing her dreads my mom wanted to cut off her hair. She wasn’t sure how my dad would react tho….but this is how he did.”

The video shows a nervous Kirkwood coming around the corner and waiting for her husband to turn around. Upon seeing her for the first time he exclaimed, “Oh wow!” He continued, “Oh, you are so hot!” and then went in for a big hug. The amount of love and support he showed is absolutely incredible. Bravo!

Little did the family know that this video would go viral. It’s been viewed over 5 million times. And because so many people wanted to see what Dawne looked like before the chop, her daughter kindly posted some photos of her long hair, too.

Here, you can see she had hair that extended way down her back.

She seems to be loving her new ‘do, though. Here are some photos she posted to Twitter:

Not only did her husband have a great reaction to her transformation, but so did many others online.

“Your mom is so beautiful & your dad just fell in love with her all over again,” one Twitter user accurately wrote.

Not only did people give compliments, but they shared empowering stories of their own:

The couple all but started a movement.

“This should be named tweet of the year,” one person wrote on Twitter, and we couldn’t agree more!

And as for all of the attention she received from this post, she took to Twitter, writing, “I wasn’t expecting this… but thank you for all the love.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time that a dad’s reaction has been completely inspiring. John Marshall shaved his head and got a tattoo shaped like his son’s cancer scar after learning that his son was struggling with self-confidence. The son told his dad his scar made him feel like a “monster,” and that was all the dad needed to hear to act.

“I told him if people wanted to stare, they could stare at both of us,” the dad told BuzzFeed.

These men are helping their loved ones love the skin they’re in, and we couldn’t be more here for it. Here’s to all of the incredibly supportive husbands, partners and parents out there! We couldn’t be more grateful for you.