UK markets close in 3 hours 2 minutes
  • FTSE 100

    7,020.92
    +37.42 (+0.54%)
     
  • FTSE 250

    22,535.94
    +63.90 (+0.28%)
     
  • AIM

    1,251.58
    +3.45 (+0.28%)
     
  • GBP/EUR

    1.1516
    +0.0005 (+0.05%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3797
    +0.0013 (+0.09%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    44,158.93
    -1,275.28 (-2.81%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,355.19
    -25.76 (-1.87%)
     
  • S&P 500

    4,170.42
    +45.76 (+1.11%)
     
  • DOW

    34,035.99
    +305.10 (+0.90%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    63.53
    +0.07 (+0.11%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,781.40
    +14.60 (+0.83%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    29,683.37
    +40.68 (+0.14%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    28,969.71
    +176.57 (+0.61%)
     
  • DAX

    15,418.83
    +163.50 (+1.07%)
     
  • CAC 40

    6,262.79
    +28.65 (+0.46%)
     

Father with Alzheimer's stuns daughter with reaction to pregnancy news: 'I have a big secret'

Emerald Pellot
·2-min read

A father’s reaction to his daughter’s pregnancy news has got TikTokers deep in their feels

Olivia Salza shared the emotional moment her 63-year-old father Joe, who has Alzheimer’s, heard the news about her pregnancy. Salza struggled with infertility for three years so it was no small occasion. The family from Fairfield, Conn. learned of Joe’s diagnosis when he was 55 years old. 

Salza’s touching video earned over 1 million views on TikTok. The daughter was visiting her father in the hospital on the big day. She started by asking her father if he recognized her. He joked and pretended that she was her husband Nick, but he knew exactly who she was. 

To view this content, you'll need to update your privacy settings.
Please click here to do so.

“I have a big secret for you,” Salza told Joe. “I’m pregnant” 

Joe immediately started to cry and covered his face with his hand. 

“Oh my god. You got your own,” Joe told Salza’s husband Nick who was going to be a father for the first time. “What he doesn’t know — of the cradle of that person.” 

“What you’ve done for me my whole life,” Salza said, her voice broke with tears.

“But that’s what we do,” Joe responded

Salza told In The Know she wasn’t expecting this kind of emotional response from her dad. 

“I didn’t expect his reaction to be like this only because three days prior I had to bring him to the hospital because he was wandering outside and didn’t know who he was, or who I was,” she said. 

Salza said that after finding out the news, “he talked more to my husband about the joys of being a dad.” But like with most people with Alzheimer’s things aren’t always linear. 

“My dad has some days where he remembers that I am pregnant, some days he does not,” she said. 

Air quality monitors make sure you're breathing good, clean air:

In The Know is now available on Apple News — follow us here!

If you found this article insightful, check out this interview with the special education teacher creating real change in her second-grade classroom.

More from In The Know:

These influencers are challenging beauty standards and industry norms

This sheet mask set is like a juice cleanse for your face

Yeti rebuilt its best-selling cooler to fit wine bottles

14 fun white elephant gifts under $20 that will make your friends smile

The post Father with Alzheimer’s stuns daughter with his reaction to pregnancy news appeared first on In The Know.