A devoted father from Texas has created an Instagram account to show his special bond with his adorable daughter.
Michael Worthington, 30, lives in Dallas with his five-year-old Asia. Their father/daughter duo have inspired more than a million followers on Instagram with his account Icemikeloveasia.
Michael and Asia’s mother split up over two years ago. But the model has made a point to spend as much time with his daughter as possible.
On social media Michael shares pictures of him and his little girl, dancing sharing meals or striking a pose for the camera.
In one of the clips, Michael gives Asia a pedicure and kisses her foot when she says it hurts.
Another one shows him taking Asia for her first encounter with the ocean. ‘A first time experience we both shared together,’ Michael wrote in the caption. ‘I won’t forget.’
A video in which he teaches Asia how to line the seat with toilet paper when using a public bathroom has received more than 19,000 likes.
But most of his posts show Michael expertly doing Asia’s hair, which can involve braiding it, or putting it up into a sleek bun.
Michael hopes his posts will inspire young men to spend time with their children and be involved in the different stages of their lives.
‘Asia’s mother and I separated about two years ago,’ Michael wrote next to a rare photo of Asia with her two parents. ‘I didn’t let that stop me from seeing Asia.’
‘As you can see I spend a lot of time with Asia before and after. I would show you all a recent pic of us all together. But there isn’t one. Lol. She does her own thing and I do mine.
‘Moral of the story…I didn’t let a separation keep me from being involved in Asia’s life. Asia loves me dearly and I love Asia more. I wouldn’t let anyone or anything stop me from being involved.’
In a different post, Michael wrote: ‘Spending quality time with yours is “REAL” child support. I pay child support and I still spend quality time.’
Michael also told told the Huffington Post that little Asia is his best friend.
‘It developed over the years, me being around and active, staying loyal to fatherhood and trying my best to make a difference in her life.
‘I get messages from young men, maybe high school kids who want to be a father. They say they look up to me and one day they want to be just like me and I say stay in school, be positive. Be sincere with what you’re trying to accomplish.’