New Parents Stage Epic Lion King Style Baby Reveal Amid COVID Restrictions

With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, many of us have had to keep a distance from our loved ones again this Christmas.

However, one family decided that the restrictions were not going to get in the way of them introducing their newborn, coming up with a very novel strategy.

In a clip, which has gone viral on TikTok with more than 5.7 million views, we can see the impressive moment that a baby is first seen by relatives.

Shared to the app by a woman named Margaret, known online as Aprettycoolgirl, the footage begins be showing a window sill complete with soft toys and a board that reads "Ethan Hanful Ingraham. Dec 16 2021."

Text overlaying the video explains: "My brother put on this whole presentation so we could see my new nephew (from outside) and this was the grand finale..."

The curtains then part to reveal a small baby in a crib in a living room surrounded by Christmas decorations.

The song "Circle of Life" from the Disney film "The Lion King" is playing in the background while the overlaying text reads "wait for it..." and the suddenly crib lights up.


Who says Covid precautions have to ruin everything - this was epic 😭😭😭❤️ #christmas #covidchristmas #newborn #baby

♬ original sound - Margaret

Margaret captioned the hilarious video, which can be watched here, writing: "Who says Covid precautions have to ruin everything - this was epic #christmas #covidchristmas #newborn #baby."

The clip has gained lots of traction online since it was shared on November 27, having attracted more than 833,000 likes and 39,700 shares.

Many people also rushed to the comments section to share their thoughts on the impressive reveal.

One person, Holley Himbo, wrote: "Is this how the three wise men felt."

Another person, Autumn, added: "It's even funnier because the baby is taking a solid nap during this."

Shasta Miriander admitted: "I don't even like kids and I want to buy a ticket and stand in line for an hour in the cold just to experience this.

BAILEY revealed: "I love that the parents didn't make an appearance at ALL [laughing-face emoji] and up for the day."

Lindsey Barbare stated: "At first I thought it was still the hospital room and I was like dang what hospital has that nice tree in their room."

User1755024801229 posted: "Hands down.. most wholesome thing on TikTok today! Thank you for sharing.. this lifted my mood!"

Elizabeth.nolastname remarked: "That kid is going to have an epic childhood."

Sera Sera commented: "So sweet to see all of you be so supportive in protecting your brother's lovely family. I hope it's safe to hold him soon!"

Newsweek has contacted the video poster for comment.

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A stock image of a baby surrounded by toys and a still from the Disney film "The Lion King." On TikTok one family have done a very elaborate reveal for their newborn due to covid restrictions. iStock