This exchange between the father and son is the epitome of cuteness, and research says there's more to it than just going aww!
Recently, a video of a toddler having a full-blown conversation with his dad surfaced the internet and there's nothing cuter than that. But, the best part about it is that the toddler did not say a single comprehensible word! Shanieke Pryor, the baby's mom, took to Facebook to post a video where it went viral within the first 24 hours and racked up close to 44 million views, last it was checked.
Pryor shared the video on Facebook and captioned it: Only this child!! Having a full-fledged conversation with Daddy and Daddy is just as bad. #TheseTwoAreAMess #OurHouseisAlwaysFullofLaughter #MrPersonality#HeNeedsHisOwnShow #KingstonJierre #KJP. There were just so many comments on this video with people who just could not stop fawning over how cute the entire thing was.
Apostle Jewel Robinson said: I love this video! So precious to see father and son interact. Your family is amazing. Kat Siler commented: That was so darned cute, I loved that so much, more more..sweetest.. Yvonne Norris added: This is most adorable. I watched it twice. Julia Miller said: I need a therapy session with that kid. Maybe he can solve my life problems. Sabrina Harnish added: This is the sweetest thing. My grandson Noah and I have similar conversations, he's 2 years old.
Lisa Warren added: This is so precious! His father is encouraging his love of talking and engaging......beautiful! Tina Gillott Kinley seemed to agree as she said: Absolutely the cutest thing ever good daddy. Paula Endicott added: Made my heart smile. The best conversations are with your toddler. Great for you dad. Claudette Jade tagged Bunsee Shaun Bunsee and said: if only your daughter could sit this still.. Also, in order to have a convo with you its compulsory to pull your beard.
The reason why people just could not stop praising and adoring the father-son duo in this video is because it was all about the love and relationship that they shared. It was quite evident that they'd always have a special bond, even when the baby grows up to be a big man. But, studies have shown that what this dad did is actually good. A study by Rutgers University found that talking to your babies from a very early age has a positive effect.
Even if they can't understand you, it helps to talk to them, because it'll build a foundation for language skills and teaches kids the important properties of language that will be of use to them later on, when they actually begin to talk. “Our intuitions are surprisingly right,” says Patrick Shafto, an associate professor of mathematics and computer science at Rutgers University-Newark who conducted the research with postdoctoral fellow Baxter Eaves. “Why do we speak funny to children? It’s actually to help them learn the relevant properties of language.”
“The sounds that are selected exaggerate the important properties that babies need to attend to and learn about,” Shafto says. “If you exaggerate in the correct way, what you get is a learner who learns more quickly from less data.” It makes sense to Shafto that over time the baby’s brain is then able to process the “motherese” into regular language. Now you know you can talk gibberish to your child, guilt-free. “I think it’s a nice example of why mathematical rigor is important in areas where you least expect it,” Shafto adds, “such as understanding why we talk silly to children.”