A King's Guard had a little girl running away in terror after he marched towards her and yelled 'stand clear'. Watch here:
In a viral video shared on TikTok, the guard can be seen striding purposefully from an archway, sword in hand.
Meanwhile, in his path a young girl can be seen standing about aimlessly - as young kids do.
Intent on getting the girl to shift promptly and prevent him from breaking stride, the guard shouts purposefully 'stand clear,' and she most certainly does, legging it out of sight as the guard continues on his way.
The video has been viewed more than 3.4 million times, and unsurprisingly, it has left viewers divided.
On the one hand, a lot of people thought the guard was a little OTT.
Commenting on the clip, one person said: "Did he really need to scare the little one like that?"
Another wrote: "Guys how was she supposed to know he was gonna walk round the corner?"
A third added: "Regardless what their job is. That's mean and uncalled for."
However, others empathised with the guard, arguing that he was simply trying to do his job.
One person wrote: "Parents should've told the kid to stay close, it’s not exactly a well kept secret that the King's Guards are scary and shout."
Another agreed: "People really think he's going to be like 'oh excuse me sweetheart can you move?'"
While another added: "These guys are not a public attraction they carry out a duty."
Whatever you make of it, at least the girl wasn't trampled.
Last December, a video of a royal guard knocking a kid to the ground went viral.
In the short clip - shared anonymously on TikTok - two royal guards could be seen marching as families watched on. But when a small child stepped in the path of one of the guards, he didn't break stride, instead shouting before knocking down the kid and continuing on his path.
Onlookers could be heard gasping in shock as the child fell to the deck, but fortunately he quickly got back to his feet, seemingly relatively unscathed.
Judging from the caption, it seemed as though the kid in question was from a family who were spending their first day visiting England.
Who knows, if enough of these videos go viral, perhaps tourists in London will start bringing their children on leads.
Featured Image Credit: @octavioalmanza16/TikTok
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