If there’s one thing kids are good at it, it’s interrupting at the most inappropriate times. Or, depending on how you feel about politics, maybe this was actually the best time.
Professor Robert E. Kelly is an associate professor of international relations in the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy at Pusan National University in South Korea. He has done interviews in the past for BBC and CCTV, but his latest interview didn’t quite go as planned.
Kelly was recently being interviewed about South Korean politics live on BBC World News when some surprise visitors joined in. First up, Kelly’s daughter lets herself into his office. She is shortly followed by a baby in a walker.
“I think one of your children’s just walked in,” BBC World presenter James Menendez tells Kelly.
Kelly’s reactions vary from mild annoyance to apologizing and smiling. Within seconds, Kelly’s wife rushes into the room, falling to her hands and knees to remove the adorable interrupters. She then crawls back in to shut the door.
Her reaction to the whole situation may just be the second-best part of the video.
Kelly managed to keep his composure and complete the interview successfully after his kids were taken out. The entire interruption was over in 40 seconds, but that’s long enough to send this clip into the land of viral internet videos.
What would that mean, please? Re-broadcasting it on BBC TV, or just here on Twitter? Is this kinda thing that goes 'viral' and gets weird?
— Robert E Kelly (@Robert_E_Kelly) March 10, 2017
Sorry, professor, this is too cute not to go viral and will in fact probably “get weird.” The internet is already responding, with most people being sympathetic to this dad just trying to do an interview from home.
Kelly has done numerous interviews from the same room (just take a look at his YouTube page), but it seems this was the first time his cute kids also wanted to take part.
Working from home sure has benefits, but distractions are a common drawback. In this case, we can’t help but hope there are more adorable at-home interviews in the future.