Kids say the darndest things, even before they can really talk. Just take a look at the viral video of a toddler chatting it up with his dad while the pair watches TV together.
In the minute-long Facebook video posted by Shanieke Pryor on June 4, her husband, Deztin, and their youngest son, Kingston, watch TV together. Kingston seems to understand and talk back to his dad about the episode they’re viewing.
“Only this child!! Having a full-fledged conversation with Daddy and Daddy is just as bad🤣🤣
#TheseTwoAreAMess #OurHouseisAlwaysFullofLaughter #MrPersonality #HeNeedsHisOwnShow #KingstonJierre #KJP,” commented Shanieke on the video.
At the start of the clip, the father asks his son, “Did you understand it though?”
And Kingston immediately says no, shaking his head.
The conversation only goes on from there:
Kingston’s animated facial expressions and quick responses to his dad caught on with viewers. The video had around 56 million views as of June 10.
In a CNN interview, Deztin explained that he was watching the season finale of “Empire” when he noticed Kingston was watching his reactions to the show. He climbed up on the couch and his mom, Shanieke, captured the two “discussing” the episode together.
Deztin is an actor and comedian and, apparently, his youngest son is just as outgoing and expressive. While there were many comments on the video regarding how cute it all was, many also commended Deztin for keeping the conversation going with Kingston.
“I am so glad we were able to share with the world the joy & laughter our son brings in our lives each and every day!” wrote mom Shanieke in a follow-up post on June 7.
In his own post about the video going viral, Deztin writes, “I’m Proud Of The Video Because It’s a Salute To All The Active FATHERS!!! Especially us black FATHERS who get a bad rep in the media a lot of the times.”
Studies show it’s important to not only talk to your children a lot but to have a conversation with them. This dad succeeded at both. Kudos to this cute family!