One dad is going viral after he came up with the perfect solution to traveling with his young daughter on New Year’s Day. The video, captured by an anonymous bystander, shows the dad dragging his tired child by the hood of her coat through the airport while carrying her bag in his other hand.
“I was waiting at Dulles International Airport to pick up my girlfriend on New Year’s Day when I noticed this father literally dragging his daughter through the airport by the hood of her jacket,” reads the video’s caption. “She wasn’t screaming or anything, just hanging out while another girl, presumably her sister, was walking 20 feet behind her out of embarrassment.”
Originally posted by YouTube channel ViralHog on Saturday, the clip has received a lot of attention on social media. It’s gotten over 2,300 comments and 122,000 upvotes on Reddit alone, where it was shared with the title “Dad level 9000.”
Most of the comments, particularly those from fellow parents who understand the struggle of traveling with kids, relate to the exhausted dad. “This is the kind of shit you do when your kid is being a brat and you are not having it and you need to be somewhere,” writes one user.
Some parents commented that kids enjoy being dragged like the girl in the video and applaud the dad for letting his kid have her fun. “I’ve dragged my kids like this plenty of times and it’s never because they’re bad; my kids love being dragged like this,” explains one user. “I pull them by the hands and they pretend they’re skating, pull them by the clothes and they might call it sledding.”
Still, others shared their own travel tips, from the “potato sack” carry to the “football” carry, along with advice for handling tantrums in public places like airports.