Video Shows Toddler Leaping From Top Bunk Whilst Imitating Parents TikTok Video
A shocking video has emerged that shows a toddler leaping from the top bunk of a set of bunk beds and landing on a mattress below whilst trying to imitate his mum and dad, who were filming for a TikTok video.
It's every parent's worst nightmare. Turning your back on your child for just one second can lead to all sorts of dangerous and anxiety inducing situations.
For the most part, it's all in your head. This definitely wasn't.
Three-year-old Gabriel Bonor was standing on the top bunk at his family home in Yekaterinburg, Russia, whilst his mum and dad, Sveta Ananas and Andrei Bonor were filming a silly video for the social video platform TikTok.
So far, it's a pretty wholesome story. Just a family enjoying themselves together.
The premise for the TikTok video was that Sveta would leap into Andrei's arms and it would be filmed in slow motion.
The problem was, as soon as Sveta jumped into the air, the daredevil child decided to follow suit. He crouched down and flung himself head first from the top height of the bunk beds.
It's horrible to watch, even if the kid clearly appears to be having the time of his life.
Luckily, he landed safely - even though he came down on his head - on the mattress below, and this story doesn't have a tragically sad ending.
He actually skids on his head across the mattress before coming to a halt, but then gets up happily enough, grinning away as if nothing had happened.
Thank goodness for that, eh?
Obviously - this is on the internet, after all - Gabriel's parents have come in for some pretty stiff criticism for their actions.
One internet user, who is obviously completely perfect and knows everything about parenting, said: "Wow! That poor kid. Parents are too self-absorbed that they neglect their child.
"The child may have had a smile on his face, but this doesn't excuse the parents being neglectful. What if your son really injured himself? Shame on both of you."
First off, it's pretty hard to keep a watchful eye over your child the whole time, particularly if they're about to do something incredibly unpredictably like - say - fling themselves from a great height.
Secondly, the kid seemed to have a great time. It's everyone watching it afterwards that suffered the horrendous moment of anxiety as he flew through the air.
At least he landed safely in the end.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Sveta Anana