Josh Gad Reveals His 'Really Sweet' Nightly Ritual with His Daughters: 'Purest Story in My Life'




"I changed up the rules a little bit and said, 'I'm going on a vacation' this morning because I wanted to do places. And they go, 'Well, Daddy, you can't play that.' And I said, 'Why can't we play that?' [And they said] 'Well, because of quarantine. How are we going to get to any of the places that you want to go to?' " Gad recounts.

He adds, "The other thing was my daughter, my 6-year-old, looked at me with these doe eyes and she goes, 'Daddy, for Christmas I want an American Girl doll and toilet paper.' "

The Central Park voice actor laughed off Isabella's latter request, which only made her upset.

"She's like, 'No, I really want toilet paper. I'm scared. Like, I want toilet paper.' And I'm like, 'Okay baby. Well, you don't need to use one of your Christmas wishes for toilet paper. We got your back,' " he says of his younger child's concern surrounding the scarcity of the household product amid the global health crisis.

"An American Girl doll, that's where you should put your focus,' " quips the Book of Mormon alum.

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As Gad continues to show his love and adoration for his own children, he has worked to brighten some days for other kids in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, as well. In March, the comedian and actor livestreamed on Twitter to comfort his followers and their little ones by reading one of his favorite children's books.

"Since we're all stuck at home right now I figured we would have a little fun together, so I'm going to see how this goes, but I decided I'm gonna read to you and your children or just you, depending on what you prefer," Gad said. "I'm not gonna pass judgment right now since the world is a little bit of a hot mess."

“But I thought tonight, we would start with one of my favorite books about one of my favorite places that none of us can really go to, a little place called Venice, in Italy," the actor added, introducing Ian Falconer's book Olivia Goes to Venice. (The book is part of the author's Olivia series, which is written for kids under the age of 7.)

Gad went on to read, hilariously changing his voice for each character. "All right, kids, that's the first book of this little experiment. Let me know if you like this and if you enjoyed it and if this was helpful," he said when the story had reached its end.

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