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Dad Mics His 4-Year-Old During Hockey to 'Understand What He Was Doing Out There'

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Feb. 26 2019, Updated 7:22 a.m. ET

Jeremy Rupke of Northern Ontario, known on YouTube as "Coach Jeremy," recently started taking his 4-year-old son, Mason, to practice sessions on the rink. Jeremy quickly noticed that Mason spent a lot more time crawling on his belly than he did skating, so he decided to put a microphone in his son's helmet to see exactly what was going on. Because parents are always curious what are kids are actually thinking.

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Unsurprisingly, the results were pretty adorable. During the session, Mason is seen using his hockey stick as a sword to play fight with this friend, all while saying things like "I'm gonna have a nap," "I need to go pee," and "Let me go you old fat can."

Jeremy shared his reasoning for recording his son on Twitter, writing: "I mic'd up my four-year-old at Timbits Hockey so I could finally understand what the heck he was doing out there. It was… interesting." 

Jeremy posted a short preview of the video on Twitter, where it attracted over 100,000 likes and thousands of comments. The full version of the video is available further down in the article. 

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The video attracted thousands of comments from people who found it adorable. One Twitter user wrote: "I’m a 57 year old beer leaguer and I’ve probably said most of those things out there."

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While another commenter added: "Just shared this with all my skate instructors they all could picture a kid in their classes that is like this. Sooo funny."

"I need his chipperness and self-encouragement as my own inner monologue," one social media user wrote. "He’s such an adorable child!"

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The full version of the video, uploaded on YouTube, has been viewed over 3 million times since it was posted on Friday, and you can watch it below. 

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Mason is way too adorable for words to convey. Though now that he's an Internet star, his parents are never going to hear the end of it. 

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