Gay couple Kordale and Kaleb Lewis gained unexpected stardom by posting a photo of themselves and their daughters getting ready in their bathroom for the day ahead.
The Instagram snap went viral, with many people lauding their obvious love and care for their daughters while others, well—they were less than enthused, because they live in a bubble, under a bridge or somewhere in the past.
Well, now the Lewises have their first commercial deal. They teamed up with Nikon for an endearing look at their family and explain their experience of viral fame.
Check out the video here:
"This is us every day getting up at 5:30 in the morning and getting our daughters ready for school—and it was a simple innocent picture," says Kaleb. "Kordale was just like, 'I'm just letting ya'll know what I have to deal with'—and the next thing you know, it went viral and I'm still amazed like, 'Why'd this picture go viral?' "
The spot comes off as a well-shot home movie, but is still a delightful glimpse into this modern family's life. And meanwhile, here's the photo that started it all:
Being fathers is getting our daughters up at 5:30 am making breakfast getting them dressed for school and putting them on the bus by 6:30 .This is a typical day in our household . It's not easy but we enjoy every moment and eveny minute of #fatherhood . #proudfathers #blackfathers #prouddads #gaydads
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