Whether you call it a remote, clicker, or controller, remote controls have enabled us to enjoy television more efficiently, or … you know … more lazily.
We've come to rely on them so much that it's pretty upsetting when they get lost, but we might never have as much sheer admiration for remote controls as the baby seen in a recent viral video.
It's appropriately titled "Silly Baby Boy Goes Crazy Over a Remote Control," even though it could also be called "Silly Parents Antagonize Poor Little Kid Into Sensory Overload."
Unlike the video we shared last week, with the baby freaking out when Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" started playing, this kid's reaction isn't to the Mariah Carey jam playing in the background. Instead, it's in response to seeing the remote control put in his face. Again. And again. And again. Like, seriously — why doesn't this kid pass out or burst into tears? This thing goes on for over a minute and a half.
It's cute to see his reaction, and then it's perplexing to wonder why it's actually happening.
We see throughout the video that he only has eyes for the remote. Remove it, and his mood becomes considerably more blasé. But bring it back, and his face returns to an expression of pure astonishment.
We can't stop watching, and neither can you: The video has almost 400,000 views on YouTube.