Jayleigh Gill pranked her 6-year-old daughter, Kennah, by accidentally getting 'poop' on her hand while she handed a roll of toilet paper to her mom.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on April 5, 2023. It has since been updated.
On April Fool's Day, Jayleigh Gill pulled the most epic prank on her 6-year-old daughter. The Kentucky mom of two was scrolling on the internet when she came across the infamous video that involved asking for toilet paper and accidentally getting "poop" (chocolate syrup) on the deliverer's hand. That is when Hill was ready to test her daughter, Kennah, but the results were not your typical panic attack but rather quite wholesome. "Honestly, it was April Fool's Day, and I have a friend on Facebook who had done it to her brother, and she had reposted it," Gill, 33, told TODAY. "I thought, 'Well, that's a good idea.'"
The video on TikTok, which garnered over 2.4 million views, begins with Gill, who is not in the frame, saying, "I had diarrhea really bad; can you get me that toilet paper?" Kennah grabs a roll of toilet paper for her mom and says, "Is it like pee-poop?" While handing out the toilet paper, Hill "accidentally" swipes some chocolate syrup on her daughter's hand, pretending it is poop. "Oh gosh, I'm so sorry," she tells Kennah, anticipating a groan, but instead, she had the sweetest response for her mom. "It's OK, I can wash my hands," she says. A stunned Gill double-checked and asked, "Are you sure?" To this, Kennah replied while smiling, "It's OK, I think I got poop on me before."
Gill told TODAY that she expected her daughter to react "totally differently," adding, "I didn't expect her to yell or scream, but definitely be grossed out." But the 6-year-old gave her mom and the viewers a lesson on kindness and understanding. "I was trying not to laugh because it was a little comical that she was being so sweet," the mom says. Hill went through the comments and was shocked to find that the video had gone viral. "We live in a town with maybe 1,000 people, and I thought the video would get maybe a few views. Maybe a couple of shares from friends," she noted.
Gill showed her husband Brandon the video and says the couple was "nearly brought to tears" by their daughter’s compassionate reaction. "I could cry about it," Gill says. "I hope that people can learn from her. I need to learn from her. I’m not as kind as she is. She’s a good kid, and we have tried our best to teach her to love everybody and accept everybody, and it's OK that everyone is different." The mom adds that Kennah is "desperate" to get to Disney to meet all the villains, especially Oogie Boogie. In another TikTok video that was posted a day after the prank went viral, Hill was seen laying on the bed with her newborn and talking about how touched she was by the responses.
She says, "I did not expect the video of my oldest to go viral," adding that she does not know what qualifies a video to go viral. Hill then admits that many people have messaged her to take Kennah to Disneyland and that they are "trying very hard" to make that happen. "It seems every time we get close to having the money to do it, something crazy comes up and we have to use it for something else." She concluded by saying that her daughter deserves it more than anybody else and thanked her viewers for the love they sent.