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Father's adorable duet with young daughter goes viral

Ben Ames is a Kansas City native. He and his family now live in Austria. Ben Ames is a Kansas City native. He and his family now live in Austria.
Ben Ames' daughter, Adeline has always hated loud noises and couldn't sleep one night because of fireworks near their home. Ben Ames' daughter, Adeline has always hated loud noises and couldn't sleep one night because of fireworks near their home.
To help soothe little Adeline down, her father grabbed a ukulele and the two began singing "Tonight You Belong to Me". To help soothe little Adeline down, her father grabbed a ukulele and the two began singing "Tonight You Belong to Me".
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -

If you've got kids, you've been there and know how difficult it can be trying to comfort them when it's storming outside or there are loud noises.

But one Kansas City native is getting national attention on YouTube for his quick and smart parenting skills.

"When we hear ‘sshhhh,' that means there's fireworks," young Adeline Ames is heard saying on the video where she sits next to her dad, who holds a ukulele.

The two show that sometimes there's nothing more soothing than song to calm fears.

Kansas City native Ben Ames had no idea the video he posted for his family back in Kansas City would get nearly a half a million hits since Sunday.

The family lives in Austria and Ben Ames' 4 year-old daughter Adeline was scared because of a fireworks show near the family's home. So Ben Ames grabbed a guitar and a camera to calm her down.

"She really hates loud noises. Even when she was in the womb, anytime a door would slam she would always jump in the womb, and even now she hides under blankets when she hears loud noises," he said.

It's a case of great parenting 101 and while Ben Ames didn't expect family members to share the video, he's gotten some pretty amazing feedback from folks he doesn't even know.

He adds, when your child is hurting, you want to do all you can to help.

"You just love your kid so much and you don't want to see them in any stress," Ben Ames said. "Any soothing I could provide, I was there to do it."

And with enough singing, Ben Ames has learned the storms and even fireworks will eventually be over.

Since posting the video on Sunday, the clip has gotten more than 500,000 views.

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