‘BBC Dad’ shares update photos to mark 6 years since kids crashed live interview


An academic who went viral after his children crashed during his live interview with BBC News six years ago has shared new photos of his family.

Robert E. Kelly, professor of political science at Pusan ​​National University (PNU) in South Korea, commented on South Korean politics from his home for the virtual interview on March 10, 2017, when her children burst into her room.

Marion, who was then celebrating her fourth birthday, was the first to waltz into her father’s room. Her school had just thrown a party for her, which is why she was “in a hippity-hoppity mood,” Kelly said.

Seconds later James, then 8 months old, burst in with his walker.

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At that point, the father-of-two said he knew “it was over”.

Kelly’s wife, Kim Jung-athen entered the scene in a desperate attempt to get their children back and save the interview.

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But, according to the story, it was too late, and the moment would soon be immortalized in a now-viral video with over 54 million views.

In an update Tweeter On Tuesday, Kelly shared new photos of her family, showing Marion and James all grown up.

“Some BBC Dad content from the 6th anniversary of the original video was last Friday,” Kelly wrote. “Marion sang last weekend, so we had some lovely family photos.”

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The adored father thanked those who continued to support him.

“Thank you again to everyone who follows me because of the video. My family and I [are] flattered by your kindness.

People have reacted with delight to what has become a “core memory” of the Internet.

“I think it’s the best thing the internet has ever produced,” writing Brandon Stanton, creator of Humans of New York.

Journalist Benjamin Ryan replied“I love your story because it made everyone laugh at the craziness of family life.”

“Beautiful pictures. Your video always brings joy”, journalist Nitasha Natu commented.

Meanwhile, businessman and podcaster Joel J. Miller greeted Kelly as a “pioneer”.

“You have a lovely family. And you’ve prepared us all for the post-pandemic world of Zoom. Pioneer.


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