Kawhi Leonard's Daughter Napping Through The Raptors Parade Is Parent Goals

Natalie Stechyson
Kawhi Leonard's daughter sleeps like it's NBD during the Toronto Raptors victory parade in Toronto on June 17, 2019.

The Toronto Raptors had their day in the sun at the Raptors parade Monday.

And so did their adorable kids! The Raps, many of whom are dads, already celebrated their championship win with their biggest-little fans after Game 6. And the kids, who we’re going to go ahead and knight “Canada’s royal babies,” were in fine form at the victory parade.

But maybe none more so than Kawhi Leonard’s adorable daughter.

WATCH: Kawhi Leonard’s daughter naps through the parade.


Leonard, who is notoriously private about his personal life, gave us a rare peek at his family by having his girlfriend Kishele Shipley and daughter Kaliyah front and centre with him the whole time.

More importantly, Kaliyah napped during the parade, and that is goals. How that child slept through the roars of the crowd and the beating sun, we would love to know. Teach us your secrets, Kawhi!

How?? Did he sleep train? Does he have one of those magic unicorn babies that will sleep anywhere? Or, like a lot of kids, is Kaliyah one of those children that will only sleep in a moving vehicle? 

Maybe we’re all oohing and aahing over his sleeping angel, but later that night Leonard was driving loops around his neighbourhood, chugging coffee, with her buckled into the back seat, just so she’d fall asleep.

Maybe it was just her nap time? Maybe the roar of the crowd acted like white noise? More than likely, we’ll never know, and will just have to wonder jealously.

Her Zzzs didn’t go unnoticed on social media, where others were equally as bewildered/charmed.

Regardless of how she slept so well, Kaliyah was impossibly cute in her purple Raptors shirt and pigtails.

And OMG is that a red tutu? We’re dead.

Kawhi Leonard and his daughter in Toronto On June 17, 2019.

Will you just look at her clinging to her dad here? Oh, and NBD, but then she met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Yep, it’s official:  we’re in love. We can only hope that someday we will sleep as deeply in our own beds as Kaliyah does in an open-air, double-decker bus during the event of the decade.

Other Raptors dads celebrated with their little ones, too. Kyle Lowry’s kids — seven-year-old Karter and three-year-old Kameron — were on stage with him.

Kyle Lowry on stage during the Raptors Parade.

It was definitely a family affair. Even Trudeau’s kids made an appearance, and they seemed absolutely star-struck.

We can hardly contain ourselves either, Ella Grace!

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