Basel Manadil, more popularly known as the Hungry Syrian Wanderer on YouTube, is now a dad!
The Syrian vlogger, who calls himself the Adopted Son of the Philippines, is known for being generous in sharing his blessings. He had to share his fatherhood journey, of course, in a vlog. He has almost 5 million subscribers on his YouTube channel.
In his 'emotional birth vlog,' he documented his wife's birthing journey.
The vlog, which was filmed around 2 A.M. on August 16 began with him going to the hospital from work. "No sleep starting today," the first-time dad said.
He shared that he felt mixed emotions of happiness and nervousness, "It will all go away once we see that little baby, excited much, mga tao." He also prayed for a safe delivery.
After more than 24 hours in labor, his wife delivered their 8.5 lbs. baby boy via emergency C-section.
On Instagram, the new dad flexed his son, the #HungrySyrianBaby, and shared his new daddy duties.
Netizens celebrated with him this new milestone, and are requesting him to reveal his wife's identity.
Among Basel's most popular content on his channel are when he surprises ordinary citizens by giving them money or helping them out.
With the safe birth of his son, he had this to say, "Blessings show up in many different forms and today, my son is my biggest blessing that God gave me. Thank you God for saving our little baby boy and our hero (my wife and my son's mother). She took all the pain in the world for him to arrive safely."
He added, "No words can describe our feelings with your arrival my love. Baba will always love you, Be there for you and guide you. May God give you good health and a peaceful one."
Basel also said that fatherhood is a great challenge but the most profound gift to every husband. No one can prepare you for it, and you can’t explain it until it happens to you.
It looks like we'll see more of the #HungrySyrianBaby on Basel's vlog! That's what happened to these first-time dads.
Celebrity dads who share their fatherhood journey online
1. Smokey Manaloto
This 51-year-old comedian and new dad created a TikTok account for the sole purpose of announcing and documenting his journey with his son, Kiko Manaloto.
@smokeymanaloto Ikaw ang tanging dahilan… #fyp #foryourpage #firsttimedad ##tangingdahilan #smokeymanaloto #goodmorning ? original sound - Smokey Manaloto
Read more about Smokey's fatherhood journey here.
2. Cong TV
Ever since Lincoln "Cong TV" Velasquez and his partner Viy Cortez got pregnant, their YouTube content revolved around their son, Kidlat.
From pregnancy to breastfeeding, Cong being a hands-on dad was a breath of fresh air, and he is inspiring future dads to be involved as well.
Read about Cong's first moments as a father here.
3. Nico Bolzico
When Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico got married, we loved watching their videos pulling pranks on each other. But we loved Nico, even more, when he became #ElPadre to their first-born daughter Thylane Katana or Tili.
In the end, Basel said, "Nothing in life will ever make you as happy, as sad, as exhausted, or as incredibly proud as fatherhood. SALUTE TO MY WIFE AND TO ALL THE MOTHERS."