Wearing a gray headband with a bow on it, George Floyd's daughter Gianna told the court that she missed her father.

In a two-minute prerecorded video, 7-year-old Gianna answers questions from a woman off camera.

"I ask about him all the time," Gianna says. She then explains what she asks about: "How did my dad get hurt?"

The video was the first of four victim impact statements in the sentencing of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted in April of murdering George Floyd on Memorial Day 2020.

The woman asks Gianna if she wishes her father was still here.

"Yeah. But he is," Gianna replies.

"Through his spirit?" the woman asks.

"Yes," Gianna says.

She says when she is reunited with her father someday, she wants to play with him.

"I want to play with him, have fun. Go on a plane ride. And that's it."

"We used to have dinner meals every single night before we went to bed. My daddy always used to help me brush my teeth," Gianna says, smiling at the memory.

How do you hope the world remembers him? the woman asks.

"Well, they help him because of those mean people did something to him."

Gianna said if she had the chance to speak to her father now, she would tell him she loves him, and she misses him.

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