Dad Tricks His Son Into Giving Him A Back Massage With Railroad T-Shirt

Sometimes all you need after a long day in work is a nice back massage. But for those with kids, that is a mere dream. What you need to do in these situations is think outside the box and get tactical with it.

One tired dad from Japan got creative with it though, and realised that he could actually use the fact that he had a kid to look after to his advantage.

Ken Kawamoto, a software engineer for Google, spends a lot of his day sat at his desk. We all know a sedentary lifestyle is no good for us. It takes its toll on the body and mind, and all that hunching over gives you a right achey back and shoulders.

The t-shirts come in a variety of colours and sizes. Credit:
The t-shirts come in a variety of colours and sizes. Credit:

So our Ken came up with this ingenious idea, and designed this amazing t-shirt. Knowing his little boy loves playing with toy trains, he decided to print train tracks on the back of the top.

He first got the idea first came to him when he was lying down on the floor when he was working on his laptop after a hard day at the office.

His son, while playing with his toy trains, went over and ran the train up his back and used it as a railroad, unintentionally giving his dad a little massage. I can imagine that does feel good to be fair.


Ken then got on with designing his new t-shirt idea. The tracks mean that kids have a fun way to play with their trains, the dad can get a relaxing massage and there's also the added bonus of that father/son bonding.

On his website, Ken says: "This is a t-shirt I designed to trick my four-year-old into giving me a back massage. Just wear this t-shirt and have a lie down; your kids will unknowingly give you a massage by rolling their favourite toy trains all over your back!"

He also added labels on the back to name the areas, so he can discreetly tell his kid where he needs the massage most. The labels include 'right shoulder', 'spine', 'left shoulder' and 'lower back'. Such a good idea.

He shared the t-shirt on Twitter and people obviously thought it was a top idea, with the video having amassed well over a million views already.

Kawamoto's t-shirt is available to purchase online.

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Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward is a journalist at LADbible. She studied Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, before going on to work in music PR. She has also written for the M.E.N Group and various other publications.

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