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When Kids Walk in On Dad's Live Interview: The Backstory of That Hilarious Video
The parents speak out after the video of the adorable incident has gone viral.
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Video: WSJ

Imagine yourself on live television, conducting an important interview with the BBC about inter-Korean relations—and suddenly, something hilarious happens behind you for all the world to see. Associate professor Robert Kelly from Pusan National University and his family made the news when his two young children, four-year-old Marion and eight-month-old James, casually walked into their father’s home office during a live interview.

Marion initially sauntered through the door and sat down on an inflatable mattress. A few seconds after, her younger brother breezed in via his walker. Kelly remained professional and continued speaking throughout, when his wife, Kim Jung-a slid through the door and with lightning speed, snatched the children away from sight. The video quickly went viral and since Friday, March 10, has garnered hundreds of millions of views worldwide, skyrocketing the adorable mishap to fame.


The Wall Street Journal investigates what Kelly calls a “comedy of errors” and reports that the incident was all due to the associate professor forgetting to lock his door. “He usually locks his door,” Kim tells WSJ, “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.”

Kim and the children were in the living room during the interview, while Kim focused on recording the interview on her phone. Marion, still on a high from celebrating her fourth birthday at school earlier, snuck away to see her father, escaping Kim’s peripherals.

“I mean it was terribly cute. I saw the video like everybody else. My wife did a great job of cleaning up a really unanticipated situation as best as she possibly could… It was funny,” Kelly says after the whole incident had blown up.

The parents accept that Marion and James are “just little kids and that’s how things are.” They did not get angry at the children. Instead, Kelly only felt amusement paired with love and affection for his children.

Watch the original video below:

h/t: The Wall Street Journal

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