Kanye West has surprised his wife Kim Kardashian with a hologram of her late father for her 40th birthday.
The reality star posted a recording of the hologram of Robert Kardashian, who died in 2003.
“For my birthday, Kanye got me the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime,” she wrote in the caption.
The video shows Robert Kardashian apparently telling his daughter he watches over her every day, as well as making jokes and dancing.
He is also seen telling Kim she married “the most, most, most, most, most genius man in the whole world”.
She described the hologram as “so lifelike” and “a special surprise from heaven”.
For my birthday, Kanye got me the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime. A special surprise from heaven. A hologram of my dad. ✨🤍 It is so lifelike! We watched it over and over, filled with emotion. pic.twitter.com/jD6pHo17KC
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) October 29, 2020
Lawyer Robert Kardashian was known for defending OJ Simpson at his infamous murder trial in the 1990s. He was played by Friends star David Schwimmer in the 2016 TV dramatisation The People v OJ Simpson.
In the hologram, he can be seen saying: “Happy birthday Kimberly. Look at you, you’re 40 and all grown up.
“You look beautiful just like when you were a little girl. I watch over you and your sisters and brothers and the kids every day.”
From beyond the grave, he goes on to tell his daughter: “The most beautiful thing that I have witnessed is watching you grow your family…
“You are the most, most, most, most amazing mother to your four beautiful children, and they are perfect.
“Keep doing what you’re doing, Kimberley. You are a beautiful soul. Know that I am very proud of you and I’m always with you. I have built a firewall around our family.”
Kim and Kanye married in May 2014 and have four children together.
In her accompanying caption, Kim, who was 22 when her father died, wrote: “It is so lifelike and we watched it over and over, filled with lots so tears and emotion.
“I can’t even describe what this meant to me and my sisters, my brother, my mom and closest friends to experience together. Thank you so much Kanye for this memory that will last a lifetime.”