With schools closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many kids are testing their parents’ patience. In some households, however, it’s the other way around.
For New England Patriots linebacker and dad Brandon Copeland, staying at home means more bonding time with his 8-month-old. In his words, it also gives him “more opportunities to annoy Bryson,” as he demonstrated in a video that’s as cute as it is hilarious.
Copeland shared the adorable exchange on Instagram, hoping to spread smiles to everyone who is stuck inside.
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“Figured we could all use a laugh during a time like this,” he wrote. “Please don’t hold this against me when I’m older, son.”
When the clip starts, we see Copeland press his nose into the back of Bryson’s hair. Almost immediately, the baby whips his head around to see what his dad is doing. He has the sternest look on his face, and we can practically hear him saying, “Can I help you?”
At this point, his dad has already turned away. Copeland pretends he has no idea what’s going on, but it doesn’t take long for his little one to figure out the trick.
After Copeland repeats these antics a few more times, Bryson learns to turn his head before he feels anything — and nearly catches his dad in the act!
The moment Copeland sees his son’s accusatory stare, he can’t keep a straight face.
What a cutie! Something tells us Bryson won’t let his dad get away with anything when he grows up. In the meantime, we’re sure he’ll continue nailing Copeland with that adorably serious expression.
Watch the giggle-worthy interaction in the video below, and share this exchange with other parents to make them laugh. For more stories of joy and hope, check out the Coronavirus Good News Dashboard.
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