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Video: Dad reacts when his son chooses a mermaid doll

This dad’s reaction to his son choosing a mermaid doll has gone viral – for obvious reasons.

When Mikki’s son Azai received two similar presents for his birthday, the pair hit the shops so the little boy could exchange one of the items.

Azai chooses a mermaid doll.

When they get back to the car, dad Mikki starts filming, opening with the question, “Now how do you think a dad feels when his son wants to get this?”

Watch the video for his fantastic answer.


The video has been viewed more than 14 million times with Mikki receiving global praise for his positive reaction to a toy selection that is actually pretty normal for many young boys. 

Following the outpouring of support, Mikki posted another message, offering a little more insight into his inner dialogue when Azai chose the mermaid.

“I did have a little reaction to Azai choosing that particular doll. When I saw the collection it was part of, and didn’t see much in the way of variety of skin colors or body types, I had to resist my urge to say, ‘Why don’t we chose a more realistic doll.’ I don’t want my boys to adapt to the programming that a [woman] should be built like a Barbie.”

Go dad!

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