Local father, daughter video goes viral - WNEM TV 5

Local father, daughter video goes viral

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

A local family has hit viral video gold.

Kayliyah, 10, performed a song she wrote with her dad called Kicking It With My Daddy.

The video has spread worldwide, but the family behind it is right here in Mid-Michigan.

"It still feels surreal," Ricky Weems Jr. said.

When Weems wrote the song for his 10-year-old daughter he never dreamed it would get this much attention.     

Weems posted a video of him and Kayliyah singing the song on Facebook and YouTube just two weeks ago. It's already received over a half-million views from all over the world.

"It's in Africa, it's in London, Paris, France. I mean the list goes on," Weems said.

He's even been approached by national TV networks including ABC News and BET. He said this video is just the beginning.

"From here, I mean I can't really say too much, but I mean all I can really say is just be on the lookout because big things is happening," Weems said.

Weems said the video is about much more than the music. He hopes to set an example for other dads out there.

"If you're a father out there and you have kids, you know, be in their life, step up. I mean, you know, because without you in their life, you can cause some damage," he said.

Kayliyah is in school in Georgia near her mom, but she's only a phone call or a video click away.

The video has been viewed more than 600,000 times.

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