The dad who shot to internet superstardom last week when a video of his kids sweetly interrupting his live BBC interview went viral is now introducing the public to his family.
The video showed professor Robert Kelly talking to a camera at his desk when his two adorable children, then wife, crashed the live feed, with parents everywhere relating to his out-of-control work from home situation.
“I mean it was terribly cute,” Robert told The Wall Street Journal. “I saw the video like everybody else. My wife did a great job cleaning up a really unanticipated situation as best she possibly could … It was funny. If you watch the tape I was sort of struggling to keep my own laughs down. They’re little kids and that’s how things are.”
Robert had been weighing in on the political crisis in South Korea (where the family lives) when his daughter burst in, then his fast-moving 8-month old son sitting in a baby walker followed close behind. Mom then panicked, crawling in to get the kids, before attempting to duck the camera and crawl back out with them in a hurry.
“[My daughter] was in a hippity-hoppity mood that day because of a school party,” he said of the interview that took place in the evening in their apartment in Busan, South Korea. “As soon as she opened the door I saw her image on my screen. Yes, I was mortified, but I also want my kids to feel comfortable coming to me.”
Robert, who works from home, says he simply forgot to lock the door in his office.
“He usually locks the door,” said his wife, Kim Jung-A. “Most of the time they come back to me after they find the locked door. But they didn’t. And then I saw the door was open. It was chaos for me.”
She says was in the living room, actually watching her hubby on BBC when the kids escaped her.
“We said to each other, ‘Wow, what just happened?’” Robert said after his interview.
“I made this minor mistake that turned my family into YouTube stars,” he said. “It’s pretty ridiculous.”
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