Terrifying moment toddler, three, plunges from a top bunk and lands on his head as he copies his oblivious mother leaping into his father’s arms
- Three-year-old Gabriel leaps from the top of a bunk bed imitating his mother
- In horrifying slow motion the toddler’s neck takes the brunt of the hard landing
- Russian couple Sveta Ananas and Andrei Bonor posted the video on Instagram
This is the heart-stopping moment Gabriel Bonor leaps from the top of a bunk bed unseen by either of his nearby parents.
The three-year-old decides to copy his mother, Sveta Ananas as she leaps into the arms of his father Andrei.
The mother and father were busy filming a slow motion TikTok video in their home city of Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Sveta dives forward, limbs splaying into the air in an acrobatic embrace, but in the corner of the video little Gabriel can be seen crouching down preparing to jump.
The daredevil toddler barely gives the height of the fall a second thought as he pistons himself into the air.
The descent is excruciating to watch as he disappears behind his parents only to appear again as he lands on the mattress, which was luckily in his landing zone.
Gabriel’s mother grins for the camera, unaware that her child is now falling from more than double his own height
Still laughing the pair show no signs of acknowledgement that their child’s neck is taking the entire weight of his body as his momentum flips him upside down after landing
Gabriel’s momentum carries him forward, his head grinding into the fabric as the weight of his body continues to move.
In a breath-catching instant the toddler inverts into a gruesome headstand before flipping back down, grinning happily.
Despite the obvious signs that no damage has been done to him, the video has attracted severe criticism from those who have watched.
One user, mechushla_lala said: ‘Wow! That poor kid. Parents are too self absorbed that they neglect their child.’
‘The child may have had a smile on his face but this doesn’t excuse the parents being neglectful. What if your son really injured himself? Shame on both of you.’