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Have You Seen This? Littlest Ninja Warrior

Posted October 18

THE BACKYARD — A dad built his 5-year-old daughter an obstacle course inspired by NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior,” and the results involve a cuteness overload.

According to Gavin MacCall’s Facebook post, his daughter Lylah had been “practicing every day on the playgrounds” in their neighborhood in Denver to train for this surprisingly extensive homemade course. It includes a balance beam, a cargo climb, a zip line, hanging steps and much more.

No matter how difficult each obstacle, Lylah navigates it with real skill and with the kind of confidence that elicits more than one adorable grin when she completes a more difficult section.

Lylah’s skills are really and truly impressive. Frankly, I doubt I would’ve made it past the first obstacle let alone the balance beams. While her prowess and coordination are obvious, it’s still very clear that she’s a little girl that’s having an absolutely great time. Just ask her supportive crowd of stuffed animals that are cheering her on in the course.

Even though Lylah “wins” the course in 2:23.54, the real winner is the fantastic relationship between this daddy-daughter duo.

This isn’t the first course MacCall has built for his daughter, but it is the largest. However, Lylah isn’t going to rest on her laurels. MacCall started a GoFundMe to build an even bigger course for his daughter.

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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