Thursday, 23. October 2014
02. 09. 14. - 16:00
Every kid knows it is always a let down when your dad tries to show off in public.
But this father in southern China rail-y came a cropper when he tried to display his gymnastic skills on an underground train.
As he boarded the train with his hyperactive son, the dad at first seems happy to watch the lad swinging from handrails and overhead bars.
But then he apparently could not resist joining in as he leapt into the air to display his athletic prowess on an overhead rail, only for it to collapse under his weight.
The film - taken from the train's security CCTV system - shows the entire rail coming lose in his hands as he falls to floor on his backside.
"He didn't seem to know what to do with it and was wandering around the train with it in his hands," said one witness.
The dad - recorded in Guangzhou, a city in China's Guangdong province - has become a nationwide laughing stock across China as the footage was picked up first on social networking websites and then by mainstream TV.
"It's actually the boy I feel sorry for," said Beijing parenting expert Ho T'ang in an interview on Chinese TV.
"Sometimes children never really recover psychologically from the embarrassment of seeing their father make a serious fool of himself in public.
"It is bad enough in normal life, but now social networking means that the whole world can see your shame," he added.
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