Footage of a father lip-synching perfectly to his daughter's tantrum has gone viral online.
The clip, posted on Youtube, captures one family's effort to make light of the situation after the young girl's outburst becomes unbearable.
In the 50-second clip the father can be seen turning the situation into an impromptu performance while his two boys laugh in amusement.
He mimics and also exaggerated his daughter's expressions with side-splitting results.
According to his wife, Kathy Sterner, they decided to film the performance after several attempts to talk down their six-year-old daughter.
"I was getting fed up, so my husband decided to lighten the mood," the caption reads. "For the record, she's not typically a beast child - she's actually a pretty awesome little kid who was having a rough day."
She later explained that her husband was able to lip-synch so accurately because their daughter had been screaming the same thing on repeat for an hour.
"We could hear her take a breath when she was about to start up again," she said.
"He's a pretty good actor, and was big into improv when he was younger."
The video has already racked up more than 810,000 views.
One viewer said: "This is absolutely brilliant!! soo good of you guys to deal with a problem this way rather then getting aggressive. im sure she will see this and on reflection realiize that this is not the way to get what you want."
Another wrote: "Wow well done! Hope she screamed herself out quickly, but at least he stopped the rest of the family ending up screaming too!!!"
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