There is something beautifully captivating and irresistible about laughing babies. It is almost impossible not to be affected by the purity of their joy. That’s what brings us to the second part in a three part blog series on funny viral videos.
In the first blog we looked at funny viral dog videos. Today, we’re looking at funny baby videos and asking the question, “What is it about babies that make these viral videos so popular?”
It would be almost impossible to find anyone who was offended by a funny baby video; the “innocence factor” almost certainly is an integral part of their viral spread. The other critical elements include the “universal connection” we have with babies and the “simplicity factor.” Who can resist them? I dare you to watch the funny baby videos we’ve rounded up below and try not to laugh. It’s impossible.
A Star Is Born
Have great footage of your baby laughing that you want to easily share with friends and family? When you install the free version of RealPlayer you can save it in your video library and easily post it on your favorite social media site.
If you like these videos and want to create a library of funny baby videos on your own computer there is a simple and easy way to do it. At the top right corner of this blog there is a free video downloader button. Click it to get RealPlayer and you can download the videos as you watch them with just one click.
WHAT MAKES A FUNNY BABY VIDEO SO POPULAR?
Perhaps it’s the innocence of babies that endears them to such a universal audience. There is something trans-culturally accessible about humor that is birthed from such a pure and innocent place. Baby humor has the ability to transcend all barriers: cultures, languages, and social status.
Babies can bring the toughest men to their knees with laughter. Speaking of tough, take a look at this world famous video of “Serious Face.” This is one little boy who knows how to take things seriously and the results are a funny baby video that’s irresistible.
Simplicity is also a critical element in creating any funny viral video. Long set ups, intellectual humor, or private jokes that don’t have universal context can easily alienate a majority of viewers. People watching videos want to see something relatable and babies have the ability to bring people together.
More Videos of Laughing Babies On YouTube
The laughing babies in the videos below are not trying to be funny. They are not acting; they’re not even endeavoring to create their own viral video. What are they doing? They are simply being their authentic selves as the camera captures their simple authentic moments. That is priceless.
The great thing about babies is that occasionally (when the mood is right) they can double up on the humor when there is more than one little bundle of joy in the room. The video below is extraordinary as these twin baby boys laughing at each other end up having a deep conversation in a language that can only be described as “Babyish.”
When you are feeling blue four times the laughter in surround sound might just be the trick to get you out of a slump. Take a look at the video below and watch the virally contagious laughter catch hold. You’ll feel better almost immediately.
Learning From the YouTube Funny Baby Videos
As a new father I can come home from the roughest, darkest, most horrendous day and one small cackle from my eight-month-old son can wash all the filth of my day away. His laughter reminds me not to take life so seriously; to not miss out on those wonderfully beautiful little spontaneous moments of joy that are happening around me every day. In many ways he is my joy mentor.
For those wanting to create a viral video like one shown above, the online success of baby videos serve to remind us of three things: find something universally interesting, make it pure, and keep it simple. It’s the one act, one strand, easy to comprehend, single moment of pure joy that truly connects with viewers of every demographic right around the world.
Next time you pull out your video camera, looking to create that video viral masterpiece, remember the funny baby video tips and you might just end up with a viral hit on your hands.
Do you have a favorite baby video? Share it with us in the comment section below. We’d love to see it.