A video of a man breastfeeding his daughter has gone viral after netizens praised the clip for being inventive and adorable.
The 8-second clip, posted on Twitter, shows the man holding the infant while she appears to be sucking from a bottle underneath his shirt.
“Her mama gone and she wouldn’t take the bottle, so I had to trick her,” the caption reads.
The clip has been retweeted more than 66,000 times and has over 288,000 likes.
He said— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) November 17, 2019
"Her mama gone and she wouldn’t take the bottle, so I had to trick her" 😂😂😂
This is so funny, i'm crying 😂.
DAD of the YEAR ❤ pic.twitter.com/HVK7f8LbV6
The man was praised by Twitter users as "dad of the year" for doing whatever it takes to get his daughter to consume food.
“I love the innovation and ‘pure love’ this dad obviously has for his baby! Thanks for sharing!” a person tweeted.
“This is what I call a real dad going the extra mile with some smart thinking! Kudos bro, fathers like him make me believe in mankind!” another Twitter user wrote.
“The only thing that could spoil it for this wonderful dad is babies know the smell of their mamas:-) but still, very impressive A+ for effort!”
“This is the kind of support woman needs! Take notes EVERYONE!” someone else commented.
Even though many found the video to be adorable, others pointed out that the young girl’s facial expression suggested she was skeptical of her dad’s breastfeeding tactic, according to a New York Post report.
“Don’t be fooled. Baby girl ain’t really fall for it,” one person tweeted. “Look at her face. She’s thinking, “Why this taste like fabric softener, tho’?!” If ever a face showed skepticism, this is it.”
Another Twitter user wrote: “You know she’s like….I’m not buying it but I’ll give him points for trying.”