Camila Cabello Serenades Her Dad at Grammys and Leaves Us in Tears

Twenty-two year old Camila Cabello just left the Grammy audience in tears as she serenaded her main guy, nope, not Shawn Mendes but her first guy, her dad. Keep the tissues handy and watch.

Camila Cabello’s First Man

The track called “First Man” is from her new album  and it’s tear-jerker for sure. The song talks about   your first serious relationship and how that affects the first man in your life, which for many of us is our dad.

Jim Gaffigan announcing Cabello’s performance tells us that the song is for all the daughters and fathers out there.

“Today she is taking us to someplace close to home. A love song to someone very special in her life.”

As the song opens, Cabello assures her father that she is going off with someone she’s met, but no, she doesn’t need a coat and of course, this guy will not drink and drive.

Then as video of Cabello as a child with her dad plays in the background, she sings,

I swear on my heart that he’s a good man. I promise he loves me; he’d never hurt me. You held me so tight now someone else can, but you were the first man that really loved me.

As Cabello croons she walks decisively toward her father who is in the audience, and when she gets to him she reaches to clasp his hand and sings,

You don’t even know how much it means to me now
That you were the first man that really loved me, that really loved me
You really love me

For his part, dad was in tears along with the rest of us. Then Cabello’s dad wipes his eyes and gets up, and father and daughter share a sweet hug. Ok-now that we are completely wrung out, we can continue watching.

About Helene Wingens

Helene Wingens has always been passionate about painting pictures with words. She graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in psychology and three years later from Boston University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. In a year long clerkship for an appellate judge Helene honed her writing skills by drafting weekly appellate memoranda. She practiced law until she practically perfected it and after taking a brief twenty year hiatus to raise her three children she began writing a personal blog Her essays have been published in: Scary Mommy, Kveller, The Forward, and Grown and Flown where she is Managing Editor. You can visit Helene's website here

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