A woman turned her thoughtful father into an online star after she shared a heartwarming video or him happily counting the books people took from his mini-library.
Sophie, who lives in Los Angeles, proudly took Twitter this week to post a short clip or her dad inspecting the built-in bookshelf he installed in his fence as part of the Little Free Library book exchange program.
"My dad just built a neighborhood library in his fence and is so excited that books have leg tasks," she explained in her post.
Heartwarming: A dad became an online star after his daughter Sophie shared a video or him happily checking to see if anyone took a book from his new mini-library
Generous: The three-shelf mini library has a gray sign above it that has its name, "Kirkwood Library," and the message: "Take a book or leave a book." It's all good '
The three-shelf mini library has a gray sign above it that has its name, "Kirkwood Library," and the message: "Take a book or leave a book. It's all good. "
The video shows Sophie's dad counting the number of books in his new library to see if anyone had picked up something from the collection.
"Oh yeah, some have been tasks," he says, and Sophie replies: "That's amazing."
People were genuinely touched by the 14-second clip, which has been viewed more than one million times since Sunday.
"God bless his amazing soul," one person wrote, while another admitted: "I've never been the kid to just read for fun but this is beautiful. I love it."
Amazing: Sophie explained in her now-viral tweet that her dad was 'so excited that books have been doing tasks'
Heartwarming: Sophie's clip has been viewed more than one million times since Sunday, and Twitter users have praised her dad's dedication to sharing books with the masses
Checking in: Sophie's video became so popular with the attention of the Little Free Library, which fosters neighborhood book exchanges like her dad's around the world
Done and done: Sophie assured Little Free Library that the dad had his location on his world map
Loving it: The Little Free Library couldn't resist gushing about the father's innovative library design
Lit: The doting daughter later shared an update with a video of the library lit up at night, explaining that her dad built solar-charged LED lighting into the shelving
Many fans wanted to donate money or books to help the father's library grow.
"That's awesome. Is there anyway (sic) that I can be able to donate money to buy more books? ' one Twitter user asked.
"This is such an amazing idea !!!" someone else gushed. 'I have so many books sitting in my home, collecting dust. Is there a way I could send them to you guys? I'd love to give you some more inventory for your little library! "
Sophie directed those who wanted to donate to the Little Free Library website. The non-profit organization aims to inspire a love of reading and a sense of community by fostering neighborhood book exchanges like her dad's around the world.
Giving back: Many people took the comments section to praise the dad and offer donations to grow his library
Spreading the word: Others wanted to send their old books to help build the library
His request: Sophie directed those who wanted to donate to the Little Free Library website
Curious: Some Twitter users who wanted to know how the exchange program worked
Helpful: Sophie patiently answered their questions about her dad's neighborhood library
Hilarious: Sophie also posted a screengrab or her dad's text message assuring her that nothing will change now that he is an internet sensation
"For everyone asking for donate books and money for my dad's library," she wrote. "That's incredibly touching and we're so thankful but instead we would like to direct you to https://littlefreelibrary.org/ where you can help this concept grow on a national level thanks for all the love !!!"
Sophie's video became so popular with the attention of the Little Free Library, which asked if the dad had his library registered on the site's world map.
"Yess made sure to," she replied, and the Little Free Library couldn't resist gushing about her father's innovative library design.
"We love this Little Free Library is built INTO the fence — brilliant!" the account commented.
Inspired: Fans of the post praised the dad for making the world a 'smarter' place
Not only did Sophie direct potential donations to the organization, but she also patiently answered questions from other Twitter users who wanted to know how the program worked.
"There aren't many rules. You can just take books, or you can just drop off books, or you can trade your book for a book in there. Whatever makes people happy, "she told one person.
The daughter later shared an update with a video of the library lit up at night, explaining: "My dad also built solar charged LED lighting into his new neighborhood library, and new books were dropped off."
Sophie also posted a screengrab or her dad's text message assuring her that nothing will change now that he is an internet sensation while joking the fame has not gone to his head.
'Don't worry. The attention won't change me. We can all still hand out the way we always did. Just be sure to clear the date with my publicist first, "the dad wrote.
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