Father-son bonding doesn’t have to involve words — babbling will do.
Deztin and Shanieke Pryor, of Clarksville, Tenn., are the proud parents of baby Kingston, who loves a good conversation. Only thing is, he can’t talk yet.
But that doesn’t stop dad from engaging his chatty son as they watch an unidentified show from their couch. In a video posted to Shanieke’s Facebook page, Deztin is shown gabbing on with Kingston, and he doesn’t miss a beat.
“They need to work on that, right?” Deztin asks. Kingston gives a simple “Ya.”
“Yes, okay. Did you understand it, though?” he asks. Baby affirms “ba” with a nod, then blathers an apparent question, judging by his inquisitive inflection.
“Not this one. It’s the grand finale,” dad replies. Then they really get into it as Kingston begins pointing at the screen with a look of dubiety.
“That’s what I was wondering! I don’t know what they’re gonna do next season,” says Deztin as Kingston nods and yammers in agreement. “Exactly.”
Exasperated with the program, Kingston throws his hands in the air, eyebrows raised, and blabs to dad, who agrees emphatically.
“Right, that’s why I’m saying! Don’t bring that in, you know what I’m saying?” he responds. “Go somewhere else with that.”
“Ye,” Kingston responds, looking satisfied with the conclusion.
“Really? I thought the same thing,” says dad. “We think a lot alike, huh?”
The viral video has racked up a staggering 36 million-plus views and more than one million shares since it was posted Tuesday on Facebook. (A ripped version on Twitter has garnered more than 2.8 million likes.)
Even celebs can’t get enough of this adorable moment.
“This is the best thing I’ve seen all day….I’ve watched this full on baby/dad convo like 7 times… ,” says YouTuber and “Trolls” movie actress Kandee Johnson.
“I could’ve watched this an hour,” tweets “Captain America” himself, Chris Evans.