The elderly characters in movies and plays often walk slowly with arms crossed behind their backs.
A Japanese social media user, however, recently discovered that his one-year-old son was walking in the same classic “old-man pose.”
The Japanese social media user (@naco_1217) shared a cute compilation picture of her son’s back on Twitter. The nine-pane collage photo showed the one-year-old walking as if he were much older, with both hands behind his back.
He does the same thing nearly every time we go out for a walk, she said.
As the pose amused her greatly, she decided to record her son’s daily routine and put it on the Internet, thus attracting the attention of many other social media users.
— なこ🧀1y7m (@naco_1217) August 11, 2021
The social media user added that not only does her son act this way when he walks outside, but also when he walks around at home.
She revealed that the child is relatively shy and quiet, and doesn’t cry to get his way like most children his age.
When standing in line in a queue, he will also quietly follow the adults and appear very thoughtful. This well-behaved manner stands in stark contrast with other children of the same age, making him seem much older.
The tweet has been liked more than 190,000 times so far and has generated a lot of discussion on the internet, with most of them praising the child as “too cute.”
Others pointed out that the child not being able to link his hands behind his back makes the image even cuter.
Some also said he looked like a police officer on parol, while others pointed out that psychologically speaking, relaxed people tend to have the same posture.
Another social media user said they used to imitate their grandparents when they saw them walking like that, while another seconded their opinion, adding that the child’s posture seemed to indicate a successful future.