A dad in Oregon has accidentally gone viral after being caught dancing in the background of a video his young daughter was making. While he was just trying to make his kid laugh, what he didn’t realize was that his daughter was recording a video for school – and that everyone at school, and eventually the whole world, was going to see it.
According to Good Morning America, Jennifer Jones said her husband Isaac thought their daughter Delaney was making a “tutorial” type video just for herself. Many of us have kids who do this at home to mimic the YouTube videos they spend so much time watching.
Because Isaac is a dad and dads can’t help themselves, he did video-bombed her recording with some epic dad moves. Isaac danced like he was having the time of his life in the background of his daughter’s video—for nearly 2 minutes. ‘
While he was busy busting a move, Delaney continued with her craft tutorial—and only paused one time to say, “What is wrong with this family? I’m just trying to do peace and quiet art!” Delaney later uploaded to her distance learning app for school.
“I was checking Delaney’s seesaw (app for school) and she often will send her teachers random videos wishing them well, or goodnight, or just talking to talk,” Jennifer shared when she posted the video to Facebook.
Yep — dad thought he was just going to give his daughter a laugh when she watched the video back and wanted to lovingly pester her while she recorded it. Instead, Delaney’s teacher saw the video since it was for school, and when mom found the video, she posted it to social media. And that’s how this dad accidentally went viral.
Jennifer added on Facebook, “Well…. I found this as a sent video from earlier today. I hope her teacher laughed as hard as I did…. How’s your distance learning going?” The video, and dad’s dance moves, has been viewed more than 10 million times.
After getting so much attention, Isaac said he was thrilled that so many people got a kick out of his antics and that it resonated with so many. “I personally got a kick out of seeing so many other dudes tagged by their loved ones who know they’d be dork’n out with their fam too when given the chance,” he wrote in his own post on Facebook.
He then offered advice to other dads, encouraging them to make memories with their kids, even if they accidentally go viral.
“Guys: take these chances we get to make memories with your amazing kids, the miracles they are. It’s one of the best parts about being a parent,” he wrote. “Because unlike from your professional life, as a parent if you act like a fool the ones who mater actually admire you even more! What a relief right?”
Dance on, dads!