Taking your kids for their very first drive stirs up a lot of feelings. It can leave you nostalgic for the days when they not only needed you but wanted to be around you constantly. You may be hit with the jarring reminder of how much they’ve grown, the fact that they’re one step closer to leaving the little world you built together. But most of all, you’re probably freaking terrified.
Cars are essentially large metal death machines, with one small slip-up leading to countless disasters. And now, the kid who once casually tossed their iPad in the pool “so it could play too” is behind the wheel. One dad faced the danger of driving with his daughter for the first time head-on and brought a little levity to the situation with a dad-level troll.
Maria (@ariiiiibaaby) shared the video of her crash test dad on TikTok, but the teen looks less than amused. With over 5.5 million views, this dad’s antics has clearly made an abrupt impact on the TikTok community.
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As the new driver buckles her seatbelt, the passenger side door opens. Immediately, Maria’s side-eye alerts viewers that something isn’t quite right. Before we have too much time to process, Maria’s dad steps into the car. Showing his daughter just how much he trusts her driving abilities, Maria’s dad dressed in a full-body crash test dummy costume.
He buckles his seatbelt, preparing for what’s to come as Maria glares in his general direction. He turns to face her, his morphsuit-covered face seemingly saying, “we going or what?”
Crash Test Dad checks his seatbelt and faces forward, glancing occasionally at his daughter who hasn’t yet broken her glare. Summing up the situation, Maria takes the keys out of the ignition and unbuckles her seatbelt. “You play too much,” she says as she leaves the car.
As it turns out, the scene itself is scripted – but that doesn’t take away from the hilarity of it all. The fact that this creative father-daughter duo poke fun at the admittedly difficult milestone is truly brilliant. Their close relationship is even more apparent in the bloopers Maria later shared, giving us yet another dose of much-needed laughter.
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