For the best reason, a father’s funny post of pictures from his son’s first day of school went viral. Last week, Adam Perry took a few pictures of his younger son, whose name he kept out of respect for privacy, and discovered that the trick to getting his child to smile naturally was with one specific word.
My son when I tell him to smile vs when I yell out “poop!” pic.twitter.com/ui6TuPOaC5— Adam Perry (@misterperry) September 14, 2022
My son when I tell him to smile vs when I yell out “poop!” Perry made this statement in a tweet that has now gained nearly 300,000 likes and gone viral.
Two images of Perry’s son, who he described as “shy” but also “lovely and playful” with a “great sense of humor,” were posted side by side in the blog post. In the picture on the left, his son looks like he’s trying to smile, but in the picture on the right, he’s just being himself, grinning widely and acting naturally.
According to Perry, “We normally take pictures on the first day [of school], and we were in a little bit of a hurry and had a hard time obtaining good pictures.” “When my son is working too hard, he usually smiles in the funniest way.
I eventually discovered that it always turned out much better if I simply exclaimed “POOP!” and quickly took the picture. I decided to publish it because it was a rather dramatic comparison in this particular instance.
Others claim to have either used it personally or been the victim of it. Some stated that they were intrigued enough to test it out on their own young children.
“Clever trick I’m going to try it! ” A Twitter user responds.
Another commenter said that trick“always work” for them.
My mother would ALWAYS yell “buttcrack” to make my sister and I giggle in childhood photos. Sincerity be damned, she even did it at my wedding,” another Twitter user said.
Children’s book author Perry expressed his surprise at how popular and widely circulated his message became. He expressed his hope that the widely shared image will continue to make people smile and giggle and will benefit other aspiring parent photographers like himself.
I was hoping for 5 to 10 people to like it. Then it continued to rise, and now it has 297k likes. Then it gained popularity on Facebook and Instagram, going viral on both platforms, “Perry said to “GMA.”
This piece must have struck a chord with readers because I’ve had a ton of responses from individuals using this tip to capture wonderful images of their children, which, in my opinion, is the finest part of the entire ordeal.