Kordale and Kaleb Lewis, the gay, black, Atlanta-based fathers who faced intense homophobia and racism after a picture of them doing their daughters' hair went viral in early 2014, keep showing their haters that love wins out.
This week, the photogenic Instagram stars were featured with their three children, ages 8, 7, and 6, in a heartwarming Web commercial for Nikon's "I Am Generation Image" campaign.
The ad, included below, shows the happy family at home in their morning routine, including cooking, getting dressed, and — of course — preparing their daughters' hair-dos.
"We just want people to know, hey, we're normal, and you can't judge people on their normal, you really can't," Kaleb explains at the beginning of the ad. "The routine basically is that we get up at 5:30 and eat breakfast, and then we do our daughters' hair. Parents that can get up at 5:30 and do their daughters' hair, no matter who they are, that's a family."
The two go on to recount how in January 2014 they received a huge amount of vitriol — as well as support — from Internet commenters worldwide who claimed the two were unfit to be parents. While the couple initially remained quiet to protect their family, they emerged publicly six months later to share their story with the world and to present an image of equality and fatherly love.
"Those kids have our heart," Kordale explains in the Nikon commercial. "I can't sit here and explain to you in words why we feel the way we feel for our children, but those are our kids and no one else can tell me anything different."
See more from the Lewises below.