WATCH: Bay area sergeant sings to newborn daughter – chooses ‘Marines’ Hymn’

Photo courtesy Jason Argo

BRANDON, Fla. (WFLA) – This video will warm your heart – and start your weekend on the right note. A beautiful moment between a father and his newborn daughter was caught on tape.

When a Marine sergeant from Valrico held his baby girl, Piper Quinn Argo, for the first time, he wanted to sing her a song to help her calm down.

Photo courtesy Jason Argo
Photo courtesy Jason Argo

“I couldn’t think of a lullaby that I knew all the lyrics for so I sang the one song that I will never forget,” dad Jason Argo said.

Argo sang the “Marines’ Hymn.” “She seemed to like it,” he explained. “Having a daughter melts even the hardest of warrior hearts.”

“All Marines know that song. It just felt like something I would want to show her one day so I picked up the camera and went with it,” Argo added.

The video was recorded Thursday. Piper wasn’t even 1 day old when her dad sang to her at the Brandon Regional Hospital.

“This wonderful, little princess already has me wrapped around her finger. Mommy can just lay her down and she is fine; however, if daddy tries to put her down or if I stop moving, she cries and fusses a bit,” Argo explained. “Since it was already a long day of delivery for mom, I decided to try and let mommy sleep. That decision involved me walking around the room and trying to sing her songs.”

Piper was 21 inches long and weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces at birth. Her dad is an English teacher at Mulberry High School. Jason Argo and his wife, Candice, also have a 10-year-old daughter and a 4-year-old son. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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