A video showing a grandmother faced with the toughest of dilemmas – whether to save a glass of bubbles from tumbling to the floor or her own young grandchild – has gone viral.
The answer for the lady in question, believed to be from the US, was clearly at the bottom of the flute – and the hilarious clip shows the baby hurtling floorbound while the glass of fizz is saved, albeit with half of its contents gone.
The video, entitled ‘And Grandmother of the year award goes to…’ was posted to Imgur earlier this week, and has already had more than six million views since it was also shared to Twitter.
On Twitter, opinion was divided over the lady’s actions. While many said the grandmother should have put the child first, others defended her, saying she could have actually prevented a more serious accident by stopping the glass from shattering.
In the brief clip, the baby, wearing a navy striped onesy, reaches for his grandmother’s tall glass, which is perched on the coffee table they’re leaning against.
When the woman notices, she moves quickly to take the glass out of the infant’s hand and becomes so consumed with protecting its contents, she removes her supporting hand from the baby’s waist.
The inevitable happens and the baby falls sideways to the floor before just his feet are visible in the shot.
@T54350877 wrote: ‘She could’ve easily just picked up the baby instead of dropping the baby to save her half a glass of wine.’
@Musmu1203 was among those defending the actions of the lady, saying: ‘If the glass fell with the baby, it would have broken and the baby would have been hurt. She did I the right thing.’
@Matt_Dean1994 added: ‘As a parent, let the baby fall. Babies bounce. When they fall they’re fine almost every time. The glass could have broken and then the baby is at risk of cutting themselves on shards of glass.’
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