Two Black parents, both television anchors in Washington D.C., have gone viral after simulating a hilarious newscast around their newborn.
Professional anchors Jeannette Reyes and Robert Burton are shown reporting on a day in the life of their baby girl as if they were delivering a serious news broadcast in a now-viral video that's garnered nearly 11 million views on Twitter.
Reyes, an anchor for Fox 5 in D.C., starts the video with camera-ready hair and makeup and takes Bella, the couple's newborn, out of her crib.
“Good morning, Bella! It’s 9:52,” Reyes says in her professional TV anchor voice. “Hopefully you slept well. Certainly, no one else did, but we’re not going to point any fingers. Let’s send it over to Robert Burton for more on your weather.”
The video then cuts to Burton, Reyes' husband, who anchors at competing local station ABC 7News.
He gives the weather report, telling viewers about the "beautiful day outside" marked by "temps in the mid-80s."
“Will we get to enjoy it?” Burton says in the video. “Well, if spit-ups, feedings, and diaper changes don’t get in the way, we just might be able to make it out of here before midnight.”
The anchor then tossed the newscast back to Reyes, who shares "breaking news" of "an explosion at the diaper station."
“Fortunately, no injuries have been reported, and authorities tell us they do have a suspect in custody,” Reyes says as the camera pans to Bella.
“Unfortunately, that suspect is not speaking at the moment, but they have linked her to hundreds of other explosions," she added.
The video concludes with Reyes singing “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” to Bella in a somber anchor tone.
“Well, that’s all the time we have, folks,” Burton says at the close of the video. “Thanks for watching the Baby News Network. This is BNN.”
The baby newscast has sent the internet into an uproar and clamoring for future "BNN" reports.
“This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown even joined the conversation, tweeting “Twinkle twinkle got me!” with a cry-laughing emoji.