For the parents who were never able to master the swaddle the nurses showed you in the hospital, Kent Siri and his wife are here to show you their skills. But it’s their son, Kaden, who takes it a step further. The five-month-old and his parents have a daily routine that might be the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen: They swaddle the heck out of him, and when it comes time to be unswaddled, Kaden enjoys every single second of transforming from burrito to baby boy. And leave it to Dad to take a cute thing, set it to music, and make it even cuter.
GAH! Even people who aren’t baby people have to love this. Because he’s snug as a bug in a rug until that glorious moment he is allowed to escape the swaddle.
The sheer joy on his face? We almost can’t take it. And by “almost,” we mean we will happily watch it again and again and again.
“Every single time we unswaddled him from a night’s sleep or a nap, his arms would pop up as if spring-loaded. It was automatic,” Siri explained to Buzzfeed. “So I started to capture it on my iPhone. I did the Braveheart ‘Freedom’ clip as just a little joke and our friends and family loved it. So I started to do them every morning to different songs/movie clips.”
Siri added: “Kaden has a strong startle reflex, also known as the Moro reflex, which causes him to jolt a lot at night and wake himself up. Swaddling makes him feel safe and secure and helps him sleep. His arms pop up like that because he’s stoked to start the day!”
Amazing. But we came up with some other tunes that Kent could unswaddle Kaden to: Daft Punk‘s “Put Your Hands Up in the Air” (for obvious reasons), “Freedom” by George Michael (because there is no freedom like swaddle freedom) and the music from The Shawshank Redemption (though Andy Dufresne might have something to say about that last point).