In Ireland, a baby shocked his parents, Toni and Paul McCann, when he said “hello” when he was just seven-weeks-old. Toni told the Daily Mail, “I have three older girls and never experienced this with them although I think I probably just talked “at” them and didn’t give them space to respond.”
She also said that their son, Cillian, was very alert from a young age and has been trying to make out words since he was five-weeks-old.
She said, “If I hadn’t have videoed it I’m sure people wouldn’t have believed me. I don’t think I would have believed it myself! I have three older girls and never experienced this with them although I think I probably just talked “at” them and didn’t give them space to respond.”
She added, “He loves his sisters but from a very young age he always responded most positively to interaction from his dad, my husband Paul. From about five weeks old his little tongue would stick out when his dad was talking to him. I realize now he was trying to talk because that’s what he does in the video.”
Paul concluded, “Lots of people have said it brightened their day. Lots of people say they can’t stop watching it. A girl I know said it is a perfect example of the love between mother and child! Some people don’t believe it’s real, that it’s been edited but on the whole most people love it. That is really lovely for me as there is so much bad in the world it’s great that my wee son is spreading some joy.”
Don’t believe it? See Cillian say “hello” in the video below!