To celebrate his son’s first birthday, Dingdong Dantes gave Jose Sixto Dantes IV or Baby Ziggy a haircut.
The Kapuso actor shared photos of the father-son moment on Instagram.
In another Instagram post, Dingdong or Jose Sixto III penned a heartwarming birthday message for his namesake and second child with actress-wife Marian Rivera.
Due to the lockdown, Sixto will only be surrounded by a few family members to celebrate his special day but his dad assured him of the love coming from his relatives.
“It’s just going to be us, Buddy — You, me, your Mother, your Ate Z, Ate Cecile, Ate Glenda and Kuya Emerson. But please know that there are many people like your cousins, grandparents, godparents and relatives who wish to see you and be with you today, probably to give a gift, a cake, or a simple tight warm hug. But not now…maybe when this is all over. When? I really don’t know, son,” wrote Dingdong.
Dingdong admitted that he fears “the day that you (Sixto) would be marching towards this new world, this new normal, that we had created for your generation.”
He also reflected on how the global pandemic is affecting everyone.
“What’s happening now is a clear manifestation of our actions and inactions — and we are reaping its effects which could benefit a few, but for most…just hard learnings about humanity, the planet and spirituality,” he said.
He added, “Though there is fear, it is also you (and your sister) who give me courage to carry on and strive to make this world a sustainable place to live in. You give me the drive to make me want to be a better version of myself.”
“And so, in as much as it should be you who should receive gifts, please know that you are the gift for us — a living reminder that we should get our acts together and ensure that when the time comes, you can freely walk the streets, breathe all the air that you want, play ball with your friends even at close distance, ride a bike, and return the hug to all your well-wishers today.”
He ended, “This picture will always be my reminder that in times of fear and uncertainty, I had found hope — through you. Happy first birthday, Sixto.”