It wasn’t the most comedic of moments: Marcus McArthur, a doctoral candidate in American history, had just received a rejection letter in the mail for a job he had applied to.
Baby Micah, then 8-months, laughed anyways.
It’s this little moment, captured in a YouTube video, that has made little Micah a big viral sensation to the tune of 5.5 million hits — and counting! — since it was posted five weeks ago.
“We don’t know that many people,” McArthur said, with a laugh, on Friday’s Today show. “What’s going on?”
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“If this video doesn’t make you smile, check your pulse,” she said.
As for that rejection letter, looks like baby Micah’s belly laugh did the trick — even if his dad is still on the hunt for a job post-graduation. “It really lifted my spirits,” he said.
— Alison Schwartz