A Dad Does What It Takes for the Dress!


– The viral video of my
next guest, Ricky Smith, surprising his 14 year old daughter with the dress of her dreams. With over 13 million views and counting. Most dads don’t even like going shopping. So how did you find this dress? – I got a call from her
mother about a month before. She was supposed to have a
formal dance at her school. And she said “Well,
Nevaeh’s gonna need a dress, shoes, and her hair done” and I’m like (sighs) I’m not looking forward to this. So, we go down there, we’re
looking for the dress, she’s looking around, looking
around, looking around. She said “Dad, I found one.” I said “Okay.” I was like “How much is it?” She was like “It’s $200.” I said “Alright, I
should be able to do it.” So, then, when it came around
for the time to get the dress, some other things came up, and basically I was like, “Baby, I’m not going to have the money.” “You’re going to have
to find another dress.” So I called her mom and told
her and we discussed it all. She went out to go try
to find a dress for her and then right before the formal, I called her and said, “Hey I got the dress.” She came and sat down and I was like alright well, your grandma
bought you a dress. – You told her that her
grandmother a dress. – Her grandmother bought it, yeah. – [Steve] She went “Uh,”
– Yes she– – “Not that dress lord help me.” (audience laughing) And when your grandmamma buy you a dress, you gon’ look like her at the– (laughing)
(clapping) – So then I went ahead, went
in the back of the office, grabbed the dress, brought it out to her. And she was like, “Well
Dad is it a two piece?” I said, “I don’t know, it’s a dress.” Like, I don’t know.
(laughing) That’s when I zipped it and she seen it. And just started balling. (laughing) – Now Nevaeh, you’re actually
wearing the dress right now. (audience cheering and clapping) So Rick, you were working two jobs to buy extra money for this dress. How did if feel to do
something special like that for your daughter? – It felt good. It’s been a long time
since I was really able to do anything that they
wanted, when they wanted it. I always had to make a way
and budget out my money, and it’s been hard, but to see
her so happy about the dress I loved it, I love to see the
smile on her face everyday. (audience clapping) – Now Nevaeh, let me ask you a question. Was the dress a hit at the dance? – Yes it was. All my friends were telling me
how beautiful I looked in it. And they asked me where I got it. They asked me how much money it cost. (audience laughing)
(audience clapping) (Nevaeh laughing) (audience cheering)
(audience clapping) – Oh y’all wanna see the dress? (audience cheering)
(audience clapping) Now Rick, there’s a special
part to your story man. Cause you been through some things, and you’ve actually
turned your life around. What was the turning point for you? – I had went to prison for six years. Did some things in my
life I ain’t proud of, but at the end of the day
it was a learning lesson. And she came to see me
before they took me up. She was standing there, she
was about three years old, and her coming in and seeing me, there was a door and she’s
standing there looking, and she’s trying to get through the door and couldn’t get through it. So it crushed me, made me cry. I was so mad and so hurt
that she had to sit there and go through that. But it was just hard, I
can’t do that to my babies. They’ve been through too much. (audience cheering and clapping) – There are a lot of good men locked up that just made a mistake. (audience clapping)
It’s a lot of good people man, that just made a mistake. It don’t make you a bad person man, and I think the quality of you
as a man has shown through. The fact that you love your
daughter no matter what. Your first hurt was she
couldn’t get to you, that bothered you.
– Yeah. – And then you just wanna see her smile. Man you just gotta–
(audience clapping) It’s alright. And we as people, we gotta be just a
little bit more forgiving and a little bit more understanding when you hear some bad news from somebody. Because man, if you really
knew about everybody, you wouldn’t have any friends. If the whole truth really got told, (audience clapping) you really not. Now Nevaeh, we got a
little surprise for you. We reached out to the
New York Dress Company who heard about your story. And they wanna make sure
that your next school dance is just as special. That’s why they’re hooking you up with a new dress for up to $1,000.00. (audience cheering and clapping) Girl you gon’ be dancin’
so hard that night. (laughing)
(clapping) – [Ricky] I’ll be there. – Girl let me tell you something, you had it turned up with the $200 dress. They put a thousand dollars on you, we gon’ have to bring back Soul Train. (laughing)
(cheering) But that’s not all. We heard about this story Ricky, they also know how hard you worked to get your daughter her dream dress. So to make things just a
little bit easier on you, they’re giving you $5,000.00. (audience cheering and clapping) Yep, that’s for you man. That’s a pretty good deal. Thanks for being here. (upbeat music)

100 Comments

  • damn Steve looks good in that suit

  • She has the same name as me 😍🥰🥰

  • ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  • What an awesome dad. It’s so heartwarming when parents do stuff like this for their kids. And her dress is beautiful, I love it.

  • My grandma always buy me church dresses

  • That's a great job! Love the effort. But us single moms do what it takes everyday for our children. My kids father didn't even lend a nickel on neither 1/3 children I have and I made it possible alone. I also worked my ass off and some!!!! So hats off to you and Hats off to us SINGLE mother's!!! We make it possible…

  • She's beautiful

  • The words they should say are.."THANK YOU!"

  • Baby girl enjoyed the party . Your dad buys your flipping dress you feel like a princess dance 💃 till that dress rips.

  • GOOD JOB DAD!!!

  • And daughter is gorgeous

  • He is just like my father 😎😘💗💖

  • Aww!! Another tear jerker video!!

  • Why is everyone so shocked a father did for his child? Smh.

  • My name nevaeh 😂

  • What a beautiful family 😥❤

  • She covers her mouth when she smiles as if she is self conscious about her teeth. It’s a shame because her teeth are perfect and straight and she has a beautiful smile ❤️

  • A real daddy hero

  • The black suit at the end is simply fire! 🔥

  • It bothered me that they didn’t say thank you

  • Wow dam. Shes beautiful!!!!

  • Her smile is beautiful 🙌😇

  • Asking fathers for advice. My oldest is 11 going on 12….shes turning into a young woman so i cant see her in a 2 piece let alone be the one to buy it. I know shes growing so how do i adjust? Do i adjust? Shes still a baby to me

  • A smile on your child's face… makes it worth it! Priceless

  • Very sweet story but say thank you. That disappoints me.

  • A fathers love for his daughter is priceless

  • Black man buys a dress… umm why is this praised? There is a million fathers doing this x10 over lol

  • My ex husband would not give his olny daughter anything for her sweet sixteen or graduation. He also ask her for gas money to take her too college. But always there to take pictures

  • That dress is really beautiful. 😍

  • Good looking out popps keep doing thing baby….nothing stronger than a parents love..

  • How is that 14?

  • Why rich people keep getting richer? And why poor people keep getting poorer?

  • A dad will do anything to put a smile and happiness on his daughter or sons face…i have a son and daughter and i will do anything to keep them happy and a smile on there face.

  • This is a man right there!!!! He finds a way to be there for his child and make her happy and not look for excuses. And yes if you do the right thing it will feel good. Respect to this brother.

  • Ellen would have given his ass $50000

  • The hell she crying for? 🤣

  • He need to put 2500 in a saving for her that she can’t touch and let it accumulate until she’s 21, and 500 on hand. He keep a little.

  • That cost 30$…. if we think about it all the ppl firming kindness all are black…what ppl do to go viral while others go hungry and sick ….I'm not a white person just tired about the black card victims.

  • The good ppl go jail and make mistakes while the bad ppl have no help or recognition for helping the voiceless homeless from our pocket

  • His daughter is freaking gorgeous.
    That's a sweet thing he did for her. I gives my respect

  • Whose cutting onions?

  • Glad he is stepping up as a dad.

  • I'm a conservative Republican and I honestly believe that Steve harvey should be president. He understands people. Good job, Steve

  • Ssssssooooooul train

  • I see DAD

  • She is around my age and she is SOO thankful for a dress that her dad bought her. I find that cute. Also, it shows how big efforts can go a long way. I am proud of the dad for doing it. Makes my heart melt. ❤️

  • 4:00 "Lot of good men locked up that just made a mistake" part of the mistake involves what happens to the victims. A person gets locked up for more than a year because they committed a felony. When you break into a person's house whether they are in the house or not if affects them the rest of there life. If they are in the house it affects them the rest of there life. If you steal a person's car it affects them the rest of there life. If they get car jacked they can get really screwed up – for the rest of their life. If you mug someone it affects them the rest of their life whenever they leave their house. Notice it was jail that caused him to wake up because that prevented his daughter from getting through the door. So if we ONLY looked at it as a mistake we may not even have criminals serve any jail time and I doubt this would prevent a person from committing another crime. If there was no such thing as jail or if jail was a lot more lenient many would do all kinds of foolishness. Why should a law abiding citizen have to experience the unfortunate mistakes that others intentionally make. ????????????????????????????? So if someone robs his daughter and pushes her to the ground and tears her dress and puts a knife to her throat but only takes her purse without hurting her this guy should simply look at it as a mistake.

  • Press it, PRESS IT

  • I'm a father too and this type of video always give me some type of inspiration to take a good care of my kids. Obviously it's not about the dress but its about the efforts that he put in and she appreciated it.

  • 😭😭😭😭 he's a great dad

  • I would have been like…

    I don't need a thousand $ dress. Just get me that one for $599, throw in some pumps and a purse and we outro this mug!!!

  • The woman in the audience with the red hair lol

  • his face at the end was like "man only 5,000?" 😂

  • EXACTLY!!! PERFECTLY SAID!!!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • She’s really gorgeous 😍

  • What a wonderful gesture and beautiful drrss

  • Why was the white bi*** at 1:00 tearing up

  • A dress will fade , and be replaced … But the support and love from a caring parent will make her life a real dream 😘😀😁

  • that's a good man ❤

  • What a father 👏

  • Thats what im talking !!Awesome story. Love how the dad went all out for the daughter.

  • I definitely agree with Steve with what he said!! More forgiveness and compassion is needed!!

  • Ok but I would never ask my parents for a $200 dress ….

  • Awww this is awesome 💘

  • When I was in high school I couldn’t find any dresses at the stores selling homecoming dresses on a budget. None of them were my size… and I had grown accustom to just not doing certain things because I wasn’t skinny. But my cousin convinced me to try a wedding store and I found such a beautiful dress that fit me perfectly and made me feel good and confident! But it was $100… and I knew my parents would say no….. but my cousin called my mom and convinced her to let me get it even though financially, it was going to be a struggle…. but let me tell you! When I came home and showed my mom what it looked like on me…. we both cried. I knew she didn’t regret the decision, and I was so grateful. That dance was the one and only formal occasion I ever attended in high school… and I’m so glad I went. It’s been about 15 years since and I still haven’t forgotten the sacrifice my parents made for it, or the way I felt wearing it…

  • Put part of the money in a College fund.

  • Steve looking really good

    No homo

  • Those dance moves were Something else

  • What the best dad ever and the girl is not even spoiled

  • Her dance was on point! 😃

  • He already knew that money was coming when he got the call

  • I think the dress and the dad gesture is a beautiful thing and is dressed it definitely age appropriate it's not a prom is a formal she look very beautiful in like a 14 year old should look

  • That ginger crying in the crowd though 🤦🏻‍♀️

  • beautiful update

  • Daddy made a special effort for his daughter. Perfect example for other dads to follow.

  • When grandma buy you a dress you gon' look like her.😂😂😂😂😂

  • Leave the onions out of it Steve 🇨🇦👍👍

  • The girl's dance moves lol she was having the time of her life!!

  • She look like the female version of NLE choppa

  • for everyone who talks about the dress it wasnt the dress it's the love that a man has for his daughter that his whole pride his put to the side to make her smile the love that for her thatmade this man get money regardless of his background his faults that's a real man who dont put no excuses when it comes to his child his future much respect brother wish u the best

  • Ion know who told her to dance like she in the 90s but they gotta go🤣🤣

  • He didn't look happy with just 5000 LMAO

  • Why dont people in the uk give money the way Americans does🤷‍♀️

  • The girl looks like Jordan Sparks… Are they related ??
    Perfect dress though

  • You can just tell how happy she is with the dress and it’s the sweetest thing in the world

  • Heaven spelt backwards. Nice…

  • I thought her dream dresss was going to be more tbh 😂

  • Spoiled daughter. What kind of kid chooses a 200 dollar dress. Shes lucky to have a dad like that

  • Dumb ass way to spend money…Walmart sells dresses! Stupid

  • 5:57 in his head “hell yeah”

  • Omg she looks like moriah elezibeth

  • Ugly ahh dress she a gold diggggger

  • Most dads in other countries struggle to feed their children. What an entitled society

  • Best daddy ever!

  • “Just made a mistake” a crime is not a mistake cmon steve.

  • Damn the camera man did that redhead dirty.

  • ❤❤❤

  • Steve Harvey you are a good man!! I love what you did for this family! You go babygirl in that beautiful dress!! Daddy is the best ever!!

  • Hmm..what gang is she representing with those hand signs in intro video? What group owns the girl in this video…… Designer the rapper throws up that hand signal?Depopulate

  • Anybody get jealous of people that have dads then just think to theirs and get mad ash?

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