The baby laughs looking at the reaction of the people around him and then continues to walk to the sofa.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on February 7, 2023. It has since been updated.
Babies have the best reaction when they find out something new or exciting. So does this toddler when he realizes he can walk. In a TikTok video posted by @thepagelsminors, the child can be seen walking a few steps then he turns and makes a sound. It seems like he is sharing the excitement of being able to walk. He then laughs looking at the reaction of the people around him and then continues to walk to the sofa. It is probably the sweetest video one could come across on the internet.
The video is captioned, "It’s the #pterodactyl noises for me!" while a text inlay reads, "He just discovered he could walk." The video has garnered over 973,000 views and close to 266,000 likes. Many on TikTok just loved the kid's reaction. @terilemonhead0 commented, "kid's like why didn't anyone tell me my legs could do this?!!" @stranger2friend wrote, "OMG. he is so precious. His joy at himself is pure bliss." @phillymcbreeze commented, "Wow, it will be great if he celebrated all of his accomplishments with that same energy. He seems like he will take nothing for granted. Thanks." @asizemore20 wrote, "This was such a precious moment, so sweet."
The video was also uploaded on Reddit and has more than 2,100 upvotes. Many found the child's reaction the sweetest. u/unclebuck771ca commented, "Might be the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. Made my old heart happy again. Thank you." u/Iamtootiredforthis_22 commented, "Whole new world just opened for him and he couldn’t be happier."
In another cute baby video, the child’s father shows him a picture of his mom and recorded his reaction. The father gave the child, Westin, an ID card that had a picture of his mother Brittany. There is a caption that reads, "POV: you miss your mom, who has been in the hospital for 3 days and you find a picture of her." Westin immediately recognizes his mother and gasps while touching her picture gently. His face lights up and his facial expressions portray how much he loves his mother.
The child then goes ahead and kissed the photo and agrees when his father asks, "Are you kissing your mamma?" Brittany also wrote alongside the adorable video, "My boy being away from him for days at a time is the hardest thing ever! Can’t wait to give him the biggest hug ever and a million kisses!"
Many on Instagram were delighted to see the child kissing his mother’s picture. Instagram user @ebon1120 commented, "That’s powerful…a baby can look at a picture of mommy and love on her…OMG that’s awesome!!!" Another person @alliebonds_ said, "Awww this makes me want to cry!! Can’t wait for you to be reunited with her sweet babe! He is going to be so excited to see you!"
"You did bond with him. Adorable knowing who are you. Please get well soon! Take personal care because he needs you. Praying for you although I do not know you," said @imendez8.