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Have You Seen This? Dad still dad when asleep

Posted April 24

DADDINGTON — It's hard to envy brand new parents.

Sure, they have a potentially sweet-smelling new baby, but they're also generally sleep deprived as they deal with piles of diapers, endless dirty clothes and needy cries.

I'm sure new parents often feel like they're sleepwalking as they do what needs to be done to care for their bundle of joy as well as all their other responsibilities. But sometimes a parent may be truly and well alseep, so instinct and muscle memory totally take over.

In this video, a new dad is asleep in a recliner when his baby starts crying. That’s all it takes for dad’s hands to move in gestures of comfort even though there is no baby in his arms to comfort. One hand “supports” an invisible baby’s bottom, while the other gently pats baby’s non existent back.

This scene is just about the sweetest, most charming yet hilarious thing you’ll see in an internet video today. It’s great to see dads who do their part, even if it’s to zero effect while they are asleep.

Bless his supremely tired dad heart!

Martha Ostergar is a writer who delights in the ridiculous that internet serves up, which means she's more than grateful that she gets to cruise the web for amazing videos to write about. Follow her on Twitter at @monstergar.

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