Check out this video. So this baby, Trent, is just bopping around at the zoo in front of a lion exhibit. Seems pretty cute, right? Well, it turns out that Trent’s fave lioness, Angie, is interested in Trent. Not in like a “I’m the original cougar because I have a crush on a baby” type of interested. Rather, she wants to snack on Trent like he’s a lil’ crab rangoon. Not cool, Angie.
I heard about this video a couple of weeks ago and kept meaning to check it out. I finally did and I mean, I guess I’m just a little concerned. I feel like YouTube parents are getting out of control. There, I said it. I mean, first off, there are the parents who practically spoon feed their kids exactly what to say and do from off-camera. Then, you’ve got the lion baby parents, who are risking a life. I won’t sit idly by. To be honest, I think some of these kids that were in viral videos, are going to need some sort of therapy for being raised YouTube kids.
Look at Angie – she’s is throwing her huge paws at the glass, she’s following Trent back and forth and she’s is opening her HUGE mouth as if to demonstrate that she could gobble up Trent in a second. And you know what? She’s really convincing – because she’s a LION.
At first, we see the mom pick up the baby after the dad had recorded a bit of this on camera. Mom instinct must have kicked in. Then the dad is like, “That was sweet.”
Yeah dad, it was “sweet” because there is glass between your son and a lion and therefore he didn’t get eaten. What if the glass broke? One second, you’d have this little Hanna Andersson poster child and then next – gone.
Is that risk worth some YouTube hits? Is that chance worth a brief interview on the Today show where all you will talk about to fill 5 minutes, is how surprised you were when Angie started following Trent? They’ll ask why you trusted the strength of the glass. You’ll laugh dumbly, like, “Oh my God, why did we ever trust the glass for a bunch of YouTube hits?” Then the camera guy will get a bunch of pointless shots of Trent drooling.
You did this all at the risk that your son would become the appetizer at the Lioness Ladies Luncheon. Not worth it, but I still like the video. Thanks.