25 million views on this cute video of Kiwi twins laughing – it’ll make your day 25 million views on this cute video of Kiwi twins laughing – it’ll make your day
An adorable video of one-year-old twins who can’t stop laughing as they wobble on a fitness machine has been viewed more than 25 million... 25 million views on this cute video of Kiwi twins laughing – it’ll make your day

An adorable video of one-year-old twins who can’t stop laughing as they wobble on a fitness machine has been viewed more than 25 million times.

The mother of the Timaru twins, Kelly Thomas, said the video was posted on Facebook about 11am on Tuesday and within 24 hours had been viewed more than 17 million times, leaving her fending off international offers to manage its publicity.”I actually can’t even believe it, I’m in shock. I can’t believe 17million other people find it so funny,” Thomas said.
Kelly Thomas says she had no idea how popular the video of her happy babies Micah and Noah was going to be.
Kelly Thomas says she had no idea how popular the video of her happy babies Micah and Noah was going to be.
“The boys were laughing at me so we decided to put them on it for a bit while they were getting ready for the shower.”

Thomas said her sister, Lauren Thomas, who was visiting at the time and works as a photographer, filmed the boys’ experience and decided to share it with Christchurch-based healthy living blogger Loving Ellie’s Belly.

Thinking it might be viewed by a few thousand of her followers, once uploaded the video went crazy.

“Last night it was at 2.2million views when I went to bed. This morning it was up to 17million.”

The popularity forcing Thomas to turn off her notifications to her phone as it could not keep up with the hits.

25 million views on this cute video of Kiwi twins laughing – it’ll make your day | Stuff.co.nz
“It’s in Sweden, it’s In Asia, it’s in America. it’s just gone crazy,” she said.”It’s brought so much joy to so many people.”A number of commenters questioned the babies were being harmed by the machine.
Dr David Newman, president of the Pediatric Society of New Zealand, said the babies in the video were not being harmed, although you wouldn’t want to leave them on the vibrating machine for a long period or crank up the dial.

“Their heads are actually moving very little and what’s actually jiggling is their subcutaneous tissue. That amplitude would not be damaging to their skeletons, their heads are moving a few millimetres, a centimetre at most.

“If it’s doing anything at all, it’s not doing any damage.

“Younger babies unable to sit up or hold up their heads should not be put on vibrating machines,” said Dr Newman.

He said the difference between the gentle jiggling seen in the video and harmful shaking was amplitude and velocity. It was the rapid acceleration and deceleration of shaking that harmed babies, causing tearing injuries in the brain and damage to spines.

– Stuff

Henry Okafor

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