The web mother often provides delicious moments of joy, but some in particular stand head and shoulders above the rest. In times gone by, news developers may not have been tested or spread among the masses, but no longer. And one of the best-known news workers was just “Where are they now?” Update with Professor Robert Kelly, the father of his daughter’s viral video interrupting the Skype interview, and his family appearing again on BBC News.
Already in 2017, Robert was interrupted during a live interview on BBC News about South Korea’s politics. As we all know by now, during the interview, his toddler Marion went into a joyous dance, followed shortly after by her mother Jung-Kim and her baby brother James, who rolled out for a walk. Robert kept his composure, though he did indeed smile when Jung-Kim actually threw herself to the floor and dragged the children out of the room.
The video soon became viral, became a meme, and was the perfect description of what parents who work from home experience on a daily basis. The Kelly family has become so well-known around the world, in fact, that Robert told the Guardian nursery that Marion decided to go into the security guard because they feared “strange people would appear.”
So why are they returning to the news today?
Well, as NBC reports, South Korea has been praised around the world for their alleged success in “crooked territory” through extensive testing and social isolation. With that in mind, the BBC has decided to invite the Kelly family back to talk about what’s going on in their country of residence. In updating the Kelly family from their home (and it seems that in the same room where the first now-published interview took place) Robert and Jong-Kim gave their tips for keeping the little ones going on during social isolation. From the video it is clear that Marion and James are still as cheeky as they were again in 2017 and social isolation did not dampen their sparkle a bit.
The Guardian reports that 20% of the earth’s population is in lockdown. Because families around the world suddenly find themselves working from home (parents, guardians, children), Kelly’s family experience has never seemed quite similar.