Dad gives the daughter a driving lesson that soon takes a deadly turn for both of them, leaving people in splits.
Parenting is many things, but as a viral video shows, it can also be dangerous to the guardian's life once in a while. It was evident by Will Harkness–who goes on TikTok by @willharkness5–experience while teaching his daughter how to drive. The video is a clear indication of what parents go through regularly with their children. Parents say one thing, and children do the exact opposite of it. In this case, Harkness is instructing his daughter on a particular thing and true to her duty as a daughter, Codi does the opposite, leading to a hilarious and dangerous turn of events. The video's humor was so relatable that it collected nearly 3 million views and 228.7K likes.
Harkness put a text overlay on the video, which read, "Codi's first driving lesson and her last." Giving driving lessons to kids is one of the biggest responsibilities that parents have on their shoulders. Many parents want to fulfill this duty by their own hands, but as Harkness' experience suggests, this might not be a good idea. The video featured the father-daughter pair partaking in a driving lesson in a parking lot. It was a fortunate coincidence that they chose the parking lot as their training site because if not, the incidents of the video would have left any other place in shambles. The father started the session by asking the daughter to turn the car slowly and gently. The next step was to turn up the gas "a wee bit." It was at this point that things began to go south.
Instead of turning up the gas, Codi put the pedal on the metal. As a result, the car began to accelerate at a high speed. "I said a wee bit of gas," the father screamed. "Codi, slow down. Codi, slow down. Slow! Slow!" The daughter, agitated by now, also began repeating, "I'm trying! I'm trying!" The car started to lose control, raising everyone's heartbeats before finally coming to a halt. As the message on the video suggested, this might have been the last lesson Cori and Harkness had together. Cori's driving pursuits definitely became someone else's responsibility after this stunt.
The comment section was in splits, seeing the over-the-top reactions from the father-daughter pair. @raloinnwrites shared how such training sessions also occurred with others and wrote, "This is what happened when my friend tried to teach me in a car park at like 18 and I nearly propelled us into the bushes." @dawnlouiseprice wrote how giving her daughter driving lessons was a similar affair, "I have PTSD from taking my daughter driving, one of worst experiences a parent can do."
@clairyclucker took Codi's side in the whole situation, appreciating her skills a little bit, and wrote, "To be fair, Codi parked that better than half the fuds attempting to park in Tesco's this weekend!" @shirlbrams shared how it reminded her of her own lessons many years ago and commented, "That was my first and only driving lesson with my partner many years ago. Never again." @mxrg188 joked and added, "1st driving lesson 100th professional parking lesson."
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