Dad punches 6-year-old son's birthday piñata in viral video

That’s not how you say “Happy Birthday” to a little kid.

A seemingly impatient father apparently couldn’t wait for his son to smash his birthday piñata. After watching the small child make a few attempts on his own, the dad took things into his own hands -- literally.

Footage of the incident was captured at a restaurant in Durham, N.C., ViralHog reports. In the video, it appears that the chocolate piñata had been partially broken open prior to filming.

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The boy, who was celebrating his sixth birthday, casually swings a stick at the piñata, but not hard enough to do any damage to it. As his mother calmly tells him to “really whack it,” things take a surprising turn.

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Sitting out of frame, the dad suddenly punches the piñata, shattering the remnants.

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As the shards of chocolate and the contents of the piñata go flying, the birthday boy gives a surprised “whoa.” Off-camera, his father can be heard apologizing.