One grandfather has become a social media superstar after refusing to let his grandson get bored during quarantine.
The grandfather showed off his creative chops and built a roller coaster in the backyard using a toy car and wooden wheels on a ramp attached to the fence. In the video posted to Twitter, granddad is seen pushing the boy back and forth on the roller coaster.
The boy's mother's first posted a video of the project before it was done, saying "it's not done, but they're having the times of they lives."
She then followed up with another post.
— k (@HUNNITBANDBRIA) May 24, 2020
The post received over 315,000 likes and plenty of praise before it was even completed. One person noted how the grandfather has managed to do what others only dream of.
Everyone with design/build experience has "backyard rollercoaster" written in a notebook somewhere. Engineers, carpenters, pipefitters – everyone. This man is actually going and doing it. So cool.
— Tom Joad the Wet Sprocket (@Adequate_Scott) May 22, 2020
There were also some who desperately wanted to replicate the project.
This is great! I’ve been wanting to build one of these for my kid, how did they bend the PVC?
— Dan Cohan (@baltimorecohan) May 21, 2020
The grandfather not only brought fun for his family, but also brought smiles to the people who saw the project.
Isn’t it so sweet?! I couldn’t stop smiling! & don’t you worry about that: as long as you’re on this side of the dirt, there’s time to change the things you don’t like ????
— Misty (@anglo_bones) May 22, 2020
The mother describes herself as a wax specialist in the DMV area. She used the viral video to promote her business, Cloud 9 Wax Studio.
Im up and running! ???? Im a licensed wax specialist and I’ve officially opened my traveling wax business in the dmv area just in time for spring! its time for you to switch from shaving to waxing ???? follow me on ig https://t.co/PZsv89eEmC link to book in my bio???????? pic.twitter.com/clE4da5nHo
— k (@HUNNITBANDBRIA) March 16, 2020
There's no telling what pops will come up with next, so we're just going to follow our good waxing sis and stay tuned.