Genius dad designs a top with a railway track pattern so that he gets a back massage whenever his son plays with his trains
- Ken Kawamoto, from Japan, designed innovative t-shirt in ‘an act of boredom’
- He encourages his son to run toy train over the track design as it eases back pain
- The clever hack has been praised online, with one saying: ‘The idea is a genius’
A dad has revealed his genius idea of designing a top with a railway track on it so that whenever his son plays, he receives a back massage.
Ken Kawamoto, from Japan, decided to get creative and while at first glance it may look like an unusual design, the top, which features a railroad, has a multi-use purpose.
‘I often do work on my laptop while lying down on the floor,’ he told Bored Panda. ‘One time, in an act of boredom, my child started playing with his toy train on my back, which surprisingly felt very refreshing since my back was really strained.’
It was then that the software engineer for Google thought of the idea to get his son to run the train along the particularly tense parts of his back.
After uploading a video to his Twitter demonstrating how the design is used to his advantage, hundreds of people commended Ken for his handy hack.
‘Now if only i could figure out how to trick my boyfriend into the same thing,’ joked one,’ while another tagged their friend and wrote: ‘You need to get one of these shirts.’
Ken Kawamoto, from Japan, revealed his genius idea of combining his son’s playtime with a back massage
Ken decided to design a top which features a railroad so his son can run the train along the particularly tense parts of his back (pictured)
The clever dad posted a video of the handy hack on social media – and his followers were left impressed. ‘Now if only i could figure out how to trick my boyfriend into the same thing,’ joked one,’ while another tagged their friend and wrote: ‘You need to get one of these shirts’
In the post, which has since gone viral, Ken went on to explain how the different parts of his back are labelled.
This enables the train controller – his son – to determine which areas need more attention.
‘He seems to enjoy using me as rails (and the added sense of accomplishment from giving me a back massage),’ Ken said to the publication. ‘He’s always enjoyed using me as a toy.
The video, which has since been shared over 31, 800 times, shows Ken’s son steering his toy trains over the railroad mocked up on his dad’s back.
The software engineer for Google designed the top so that his son can run the train along the particularly tense parts of his back (pictured)
To recreate the clever tip at home, all you need is a t-shirt, toy train and a pen. Pictured, a shot from the video which went viral
And while the youngster can be seen enjoying his playtime, it’s the perfect opportunity for Ken to unwind, too.
Taking to social media, one person who was inspired by the video said: ‘I put a duct tape of 100 yen on my back and got Tomika’s favorite child to do it. It might be nice to have a road version T-shirt too.’
Meanwhile, a second commented: ‘Nice, my child will be happy to massage,’ while a third said:
‘Genius! Used to practice writing numbers and letters in attempts to get my back scratched.’
Another who praised the handy hack commented: ‘Genius! Used to practice writing numbers and letters in attempts to get my back scratched’