In the footage, we see a young dad shooting hoops with his toddler on his shoulders. Everything seems fine at first — until the little one loses his balance and starts to tumble backward, heading straight for the concrete below.
Thankfully, Dad’s lightning-fast reflexes kicked in, making an amazing save — much to the relief of TikTok users around the world!
‘Mad respect for that man…’
Thousands of users commented to applaud the dad’s quick reaction time — but also to express the anxiety the video caused!
“My heart skipped a beat,” one user commented.
“Mate, my heart nearly stopped,” another user wrote.
“Mad respect for that man,” said one user.
But amidst the praise for the quick-moving father, some users expressed that how the dad held his baby wasn’t safe and the near-accident could have been avoided.
“When I carry mine, one hand goes to both ankles. So they can’t fall and can go hands-free,” one user shared.
Thankfully, because of this dad’s amazing instincts, no one was hurt in this video. Plus, the footage can serve as a cautionary tale to parents everywhere. Kids can be slippery, accident-prone little critters, so always play it safe!
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