When the dad posed a challenge to the toddler, the little one validated his choice, leaving the dad awe-struck.
Sometimes, it is almost impossible to win an argument with a toddler. Their brains may still be developing, but at times their reasoning skills surpass any adult, especially when the little ones are fixated on something they really want. Their adorable negotiation might leave parents with no choice but to buy it for them. That is what happened when 3-year-old August or Auggie–who has an Instagram account as @auggierooney–was given a challenge while choosing his toy from the store and his surprising negotiation skills went viral. The toddler's cute response to his dad's conditions and his quick thinking impressed many online, gathering over 70 million views on the platform.
As the father started recording the video, the little one was seen holding a Fisherprice DJ Table that he picked from the toys aisle and said, "Fits in my hand." As mentioned in the text overlay, the dad had asked August to "pick out a toy that fits in his hand." The little genius thought he could get away with it since he could hold the toy with both hands. But then the dad asked, "How big is your hand?" and August walked a few steps with the toy box that was huge for his size to prove that it fit his hands.
But the dad clarified, saying, "No. That you can carry it. I said you can get a toy that FITS your hand." August then lifted the box above his head to show that he was quite capable of holding it. "Can you hold it with one hand?" asked the dad and this got the toddler thinking of an alternative way to convince his dad. August simply put the box back on the rack, but not because he wanted to give up. Proceeding to lift the box again, the little smarty pants said, "Watch daddy" and this time, he confidently held it with just one hand. His proud face after nailing the challenge made his dad burst into laughter.
Not only August's dad but also many strangers online felt proud of the little boy's shrewdness. "Honestly, didn't see that one coming. He's only 3," read the video's caption and it gained over 65K comments. "He's not even my kid and I feel like a proud Mama saying, 'That's my baby!' Lol," wrote @oneciarakatrina. "If 'I can show you better than I can tell you' was a person! Meet you at the register, little man," commented @berniesdaughter. "The kid is already problem-solving. Get him the damn toy. He earned it!" wrote @elijahlongofficial.
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Speaking of toddlers' love for toys, a 2-year-old Australian boy went viral on social media for climbing into the claw machine and covering himself with toys. Little Brooklyn was nick-named "Dennis the Menace," for a reason and this video from Storyful shows why. Brooklyn's mother, Ashley Larson, was peacefully having her meal at a family-friendly restaurant when she saw that the little rascal was not seen around for a while. The mom went looking for him around the restaurant and the toddler was grinning ear-to-ear from inside the claw machine, throwing the plush toys down the chute for his friends. "He crawled through the door that the teddies come out of and climbed his way up the chute into the machine," Larsen mentioned to Storyful. The 2-year-old was then coerced out of the claw machine and he left with a bunch of toys.
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