US governor's sleepy son invades stage - BBC News

  • Published on Jan 7, 2019
  • The son of California's new governor Gavin Newsom stole the show during his inauguration speech in Sacramento.
    Two-year-old Dutch wandered onto the stage, much to the audience's delight.
    And he wasn't going to give up the limelight easil
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  • silentbutterfly
    silentbutterfly Year ago +54707

    This is how you know someone is a loving and attentive father. When a child wants them when they’re tired

    • P B
      P B Month ago

      If you think this wasn't scripted, I've got some oceanfront property in Oklahoma I can sell you

    • Tucker Max
      Tucker Max Month ago

      @Natalie Lang you got a problem with a dad sharing his work and accomplishments with his kids? Yikes

    • savvysearch
      savvysearch 2 months ago

      I really wouldn’t read too much into his family life. This is a man who had an affair with the wife of his campaign manager. Imagine the level of that kind of betrayal not only your wife, but your close confident.

    • mike jewpants
      mike jewpants 2 months ago

      @MissE Mc I agree with the Gov. that a wall is the last thing we need. I might send him a campaign contribution. Thank you for telling me how awesome he is.

  • Madhumita paul
    Madhumita paul 5 months ago +9101

    Being a kid is so freeing. You genuinely don’t care about little things or people’s reactions. 😍

    • Lykos832f
      Lykos832f 2 months ago

      @Just Memin Isn’t this an example of what your were literally just arguing against?

    • Nathanael Malm
      Nathanael Malm 2 months ago

      @WestTexas_ he didn't say that, he said you seem to have a problem with that.

    • Trevor Hale
      Trevor Hale 2 months ago

      You certainly aren’t interested in getting into online arguments at that age. Just look at this thread 🤦‍♂️

  • WarmLavender
    WarmLavender 6 months ago +10348

    I’m crying the kid got stage fright but wouldn’t leave his dad 😭 he looked so torn trying to decide if he should go back down or not lol

    • Mr. Friendship
      Mr. Friendship 5 months ago +1

      @Poopy Boi He's just a kid, what do you expect?

    • lizard gothic
      lizard gothic 5 months ago

      I always laugh my ass off whenever I write lmao

    • Todoroki’s Favourite Object
      Todoroki’s Favourite Object 5 months ago +1

      Tbh, if I was the kid I would go running back to my dad too and I’m literally 13 and I go hide behind my dad when he’s around cuz he’s the only family member who truly towers over me so I feel safer around those I can easily hide behind.

    • Poopy Boi
      Poopy Boi 5 months ago +1

      @rotting ik, if your comment gets deleted so many times your account gets banned. But I mean that's kinda taking a way freedom of speech. Sometimes I'm not even saying swear words but it still gets deleted which is annoying. But yeah, youtube arguments are in every comments nowadays

  • Sookie DeClou
    Sookie DeClou 6 months ago +7977

    Aww, the innocence of when you have no idea what daddy does for a living. He just wanted to be with dad.

  • Nicola Berry
    Nicola Berry 5 months ago +1829

    That kid stood at the stairs looking out to the audience like
    “I want to leave. But I don’t want you to watch me leave. Therefore I will stand here in terror.”

  • Makota bleh
    Makota bleh Year ago +15664

    Honestly for an sleepy kid he was really chill. All the kids I know (including myself) had very strong tantrums when they lacked sleep, this baby was like a plushie, just wanted some daddy cuddles.

  • Janzel's Aquatic
    Janzel's Aquatic 6 months ago +1467

    That eye rub and putting the head down is like a universal move for kids when they sleepy lol

    • Skänkhunt42
      Skänkhunt42 Month ago +1

      Well, i'm almost 27 and i'm rubbing my head and get heavy eyes after a sleepless night like this, too 🤷🏻‍♂️

    • Anima Animus
      Anima Animus 5 months ago +15

      Suddenly their heads get really heavy. We call it a case of the “heavy heads” in my family.

  • Here For The Comments
    Here For The Comments 5 months ago +128

    He was like "My daddy is on stage, so I'm alloweed to stay up here with him." This was too freaking cute.

  • Dajia Thai
    Dajia Thai 5 months ago +383

    Didn’t want him to kick and scream and start crying so they let him be. He’s adorable and was doing well up there.

  • Lee Felix
    Lee Felix 5 months ago +183

    My mom was a teenage mom. I remember a video about mom's graduation when she's giving a valedictorian speech (?). I ran towards the stage and started crying (idk why I was crying probably because of people) I was 2/3 that time before she excuse herself, pick me up and gave me to my father.
    -don't mind me just enjoying my memory with my mom. She passed away 3 months ago due to ovarian cancer.

    • pineapple rat
      pineapple rat 2 months ago +1

      Oh my- im so sorry to hear

    • 1931Fatahilmazelan
      1931Fatahilmazelan 2 months ago +2

      thought this was wholesome at first the last part was not something i was expecting.sorry for your lost

    • 《~} đį§çøķřįəğ {~》
      《~} đį§çøķřįəğ {~》 2 months ago +1

      This comment took a turn I was not prepared for.

    • Alexander Arizon
      Alexander Arizon 5 months ago +1

      Sorry dear

    • Tanmay S
      Tanmay S 5 months ago +1

      I'm not sorry for your loss I don't understand what concept is this but hope you will get through this

  • M Q
    M Q 2 years ago +16984

    Honestly this is HILARIOUS whether you like him or not. Kids are innocent when born and this was so so cute 😂

    • Leslie Melo
      Leslie Melo 5 months ago

      @VSTutorials4You my career path includes psychology. in my personal experience as well as my educational experience, coping comes in many shapes and forms. if religion gives someone a will, meaning, hope, etc, it is a way they cope with life. religions are not useless.

  • Sweet Sop Comedy
    Sweet Sop Comedy 5 months ago +147

    So precious, only parents would understand what's going on in a child's mind, he just wanted daddy, he didn't care if he was home or at the office. A hoot!!!! Beautiful.

    • Sweet Sop Comedy
      Sweet Sop Comedy 4 months ago

      @James Hama Huh?! Why are you working so far from your home? This is so interesting! What in the world is going on in God lush green grasses?

    • James Hama
      James Hama 4 months ago

      @Sweet Sop Comedy I'm from los angeles CA but now working in Korea and will be leaving any moment from now to my daughter Amanda.. what about you

    • Sweet Sop Comedy
      Sweet Sop Comedy 4 months ago +1

      @James Hama and hello to you? Which country are you from?

    • James Hama
      James Hama 5 months ago +1

      Hello Friend how are you doing today

  • smartPuff 73
    smartPuff 73 5 months ago +123

    This is the most chill toddler I’ve ever seen

  • Gfbshdh Hshebsb
    Gfbshdh Hshebsb 2 months ago +9

    0:09 the way he’s carrying his son with that pose , it was like : “SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE SON !”

  • donna
    donna 5 months ago +9


    LEE PAGE Year ago +39063

    From a politician to a normal dad so fast

  • Francine Sanchez
    Francine Sanchez 5 months ago +29

    I love how his som tries to cuddle with him, such a sweet neck cuddle. Just the wrong time. Haha

  • The Ninja called Basilisk
    The Ninja called Basilisk 5 months ago +22

    That's a real dad right there. :D Professional yet patient to his kids.

  • Amirah Sadre
    Amirah Sadre 5 months ago +7

    That is so adorable. It shows he is a caring father.

  • Deebeck
    Deebeck 5 months ago +11

    Ah, this is adorable! Love how he just goes with it and picks up the boy. So sweet.

  • Eli Bakshi
    Eli Bakshi 5 months ago +5

    I wish I could be a kid again! So refreshing to see his behavior. What a nice dad

  • BookandCandle
    BookandCandle 5 months ago

    That's sweet. You know that he's doing something right when a little will get up in front of the room for a huggle from their dad. No matter what else he's doing in life he's doing great as a dad.

  • Its Me
    Its Me 5 months ago +5

    I love him turning around with his blankie and halfway waving, halfway pointing at some sucker in the audience to signal that he knows they also want to be picked up, but he owns this dad and will dominate all rights to it.

  • Sarah Storr
    Sarah Storr 5 months ago +44

    That was so sweet and so “normal”. It showed politicians to be human!

  • Lauren Jackson
    Lauren Jackson 3 years ago +11086

    Love this ❤️ people are saying that this little boy gave his dad great publicity & the fact that he kept running back to his daddy shows that the dad is very caring & hands-on

  • elizabeth nicoll
    elizabeth nicoll 5 months ago +3

    what a precious moment at least his daddy knows what cuddles at sleepy times means to his son.

    • James Hama
      James Hama 5 months ago

      Hello Elizabeth how are you doing today

  • Lina Dias
    Lina Dias 5 months ago +4

    Such a cute boy. Loves his father and that's all! Doesn't matter what event he is at )))

  • Zippy the Pinhead
    Zippy the Pinhead 5 months ago +3

    That was cute no both parts, little guy because he wants his daddy, and daddy being a good father, not getting upset, not trying to get his wife up to take him away, just doing what good fathers do, and holding his child despite being in the middle of his inauguration speech. 😁♥️👍🏻

  • Be real Real
    Be real Real 5 months ago +12

    I see this child to become a stage guy in the future. You see the passion on him looking at the audience.

  • SL
    SL 3 years ago +37712

    That’s a real dad. You knows he’s a hand on dad when his kids run towards them.

    • 107
      107 5 months ago

      Bruh he aint hands on that was planned

    • Wilson Walker
      Wilson Walker 7 months ago

      @Allison Hello. How are you doing?

    • Victor
      Victor 10 months ago

      and a crappy governor

  • JL MHA Media (Joshua Laborde)

    That's heart warming.❤❤❤

  • Jerome Kutscher
    Jerome Kutscher 5 months ago +2

    This is really cute! 😂😻

  • Nathan Chung
    Nathan Chung 5 months ago +8

    Lil man just wanted his dad. This is so wholesome 🤣❤️

  • NeeNee Bit
    NeeNee Bit 5 months ago

    That says a lot about him ❤️

  • A50ftfall
    A50ftfall Year ago +22891

    I love how he's in like a little suit but still has a pacifier in his mouth

    • keero
      keero 2 months ago

      @Maximus Asauluk I know some child psychologists say if they really need it for stressful situations and it actually soothes them you should allow them to have it just not for long periods of time and I agree like who are adults to take away a childs coping mechanism I mean he is on stage infront of a bunch of strangers. They also may turn to sucking on fingers if their not ready which is kinda worse considering germs and possible infection.

    • WannabeHistorian692
      WannabeHistorian692 2 months ago

      That’s not a suit

    • Tay
      Tay 4 months ago

      @SRSO it absolutely is. My fiancés son is almost 4 with a pacifier and is in diapers and he can’t talk properly due to the pacifier and it has really messed up his teeth

    • Sam
      Sam 4 months ago +1

      @Joanne L Terrible analogy, because that’s not the point I was making. Using a pacifier doesn’t always mean a baby will need braces. Not using a pacifier won’t mean your baby will have perfect teeth. Which is fact. I never said pacifiers can’t cause teeth issues. Your attempted humorous comparison was idiotic.

  • Generalfeldmarschall Polycrase

    The child speaks about better policy than his own father. He knows what every child in the area needs, because he knows what it feels like to be a child. The father should have listened to the child.

  • Ravenrose
    Ravenrose 5 months ago +5

    I can't wait for this kid to grow up and have to look back on this as part of his childhood.

    • James Hama
      James Hama 5 months ago

      Hello Rose how are you doing today

  • Anuja smartphone
    Anuja smartphone 5 months ago +17

    I love that we are normalising being a parent, have stop pretending and starting to acknowledge that we have a family and responsibilities, and that along with work, they have a space in our life too.

  • Maddie's YouTube
    Maddie's YouTube 6 months ago

    Awwwwwww that's such a cute baby. Stay blessed!

  • Alex Smith
    Alex Smith 3 years ago +17169

    Adorable kid. Just gave his dad unbelievably good publicity. Hope he gets a reward for it.

    • Carolin Purayidom
      Carolin Purayidom 2 months ago

      @Pre destinated What ? Thats the stupidest thing I have heard stop making evrything about race

    • Jesse Hollenbeck
      Jesse Hollenbeck 2 months ago

      ​@Pre destinated I'm pretty sure people of every skin tone can relate to what happened in that video.

    • The Cat
      The Cat 2 months ago

      @Nanof Urbiznis absolutely hilarious.

    • Always’ Meepin
      Always’ Meepin 2 months ago +1

      @Pre destinated Ah yes one of those people who turns everything into a racial argument

  • Logicalson
    Logicalson 6 months ago +31

    This last speech of the governor was inspiring!

  • Stephy D
    Stephy D 5 months ago

    Love how even after being caught he reaches for dad (1:30)

  • Tita Paola
    Tita Paola 5 months ago +6

    Dad: I'm a politician
    Son: Oh... let me help your career

  • R M
    R M 5 months ago

    Awwww this was hilarious and heartwarming

  • Monica S.
    Monica S. Year ago +19913

    The way he just stands at the stairs like “IS ANYONE GONNA COME GET ME HELLO????” 😂😂😂

    • Large Boi
      Large Boi 5 months ago +4

      @Sandra Green I’ve never heard anyone call someone a snowflake and be right in the same sentence, and at this point I’m just gonna assume that I never will.

    • GloriaJ Blanco
      GloriaJ Blanco 5 months ago +5

      And then tries to get away as fast as he can when they do

    • Larrie legend
      Larrie legend 6 months ago +5

      @Alma Bet they way they didn't respond because they must’ve been embarrassed😂

  • Christina H
    Christina H 5 months ago +3

    That’s actually pretty cute and shows they are down to earth parents. .. not utilizing a nanny, and involving their children. Love it!

    • Deplorable
      Deplorable 5 months ago

      If only you knew. I was wondering where the Nanny was.

  • Oprah Williams
    Oprah Williams 5 months ago +7

    It's the exact opposite in my house. My son goes to his dad when he wants to play because I'm boring and I don't have the upper body strength for his toss me around games and he comes to me when sleepy. Even his grandma admits she wouldn't try to put him to bed. I went to the movies, came back after 10pm and my 7 30 pm bedtime son had defeated the whole house. He wasn't in my arms for 10 minutes and he was out cold.

  • Mary Christmas
    Mary Christmas 5 months ago +2

    A precious darling. A lovable friend. To be protected.

  • sunshine purple
    sunshine purple 6 months ago +5

    That's adorable. The oboe makes it even better. ❤💖

  • shahida shonbasova
    shahida shonbasova 5 months ago

    Как мило, малыш так любит своего папу 🥰

  • Cher
    Cher 5 months ago

    My son did this once during my nieces primary school award ceremony 😅 He wanted to join in with the singing and dancing and would not get of the stage 🙄 But the kids enjoyed playing with so it was fine 😅

  • brsxart kim
    brsxart kim Month ago

    1:34 When the kid was so adorable to the point that someone from the audience was even imitating its tiny hand movements

  • Teerna Bachoo
    Teerna Bachoo 3 months ago

    I love how gentle and kind the elder brother is to him.. he's not pushy and tries to bring his brother back and not force him

  • Yo 💬
    Yo 💬 Year ago +26612

    my latina mother would have just stared at me and i would have known in that moment that i was going to die.

  • Rupawan Idaman
    Rupawan Idaman 5 months ago

    He's such a brave kiddo. He really said: "dont mind me, Im just here to take my pa"

  • Paula Webb
    Paula Webb 5 months ago

    That's both hilarious and heartwarming. What a precious little bugger XD

  • Yesmean
    Yesmean 6 months ago +3

    4 kids, his wife looks terrific! ❤️

  • Blair Brown
    Blair Brown 5 months ago +7

    Nothing derails everything faster than a cute little toddler with their pacifier.

  • Murhula EM. Moses
    Murhula EM. Moses Year ago +17576

    That's how innocent, confident and fearless we come into this world until we get corrupt by this world

  • headass steph
    headass steph 5 months ago

    love how daddy newsom cares for his children 🥳

  • David31567
    David31567 6 months ago +52

    in kindergarden
    "my dad has the most boring job"

  • Lifealacarte
    Lifealacarte 5 months ago

    Proud of our California governor. He’s not perfect (nobody is), and I don’t agree with all of his decisions, but I agree with most of them and he’s a dedicated family man who supports his community.

  • VSTutorials4You
    VSTutorials4You 5 months ago

    this is so cute aww😂😂❤️

  • Nelson D
    Nelson D 2 years ago +3897

    I bet more than half of the crowd didn't follow the speech after the surprised invader .😂😂😂

  • Kenny Kgosimotho
    Kenny Kgosimotho 6 months ago +1

    This is cute and warm ❤️

  • Feather
    Feather 2 months ago

    The dad’s little wave as he was carried off stage :)

  • Jillian DeAnda
    Jillian DeAnda 5 months ago +1

    The wholesome news that we need to see more often

  • Daniel Rhead
    Daniel Rhead 5 months ago +10

    This must've given him good press. Do people really believe he'd let his children on stage without knowing?

  • TG5 Zoom
    TG5 Zoom Year ago +12575

    When they said “the mom wasn’t enough”. “The brother wasn’t enough”
    I was ready for the “it took the seal team to get him off”

  • Absolutely Nobody
    Absolutely Nobody 5 months ago

    This is actually really cute. 🥺

  • Aaron T.
    Aaron T. 5 months ago +2

    I wish I had his courage to fight against my stage fright

  • Bobbie Hernandez
    Bobbie Hernandez 5 months ago +1

    😂 well, that is the reality of having children. Especially 4. I had 4 boys! This however reminds me of my third grandson 😂😂❤️ bless their hearts. What you see is big brother trying to help, mom trying to grab the son. It's a family effort to help each other and still support dad. 😂😂🙏

    • James Hama
      James Hama 5 months ago

      Hello Bobbie how are you doing today

  • Melanin AndAura
    Melanin AndAura 5 months ago +1

    I’m not gonna lie that was freaking adorable!

  • •*It’s Carito*•
    •*It’s Carito*• Year ago +5355

    “Parents need support and help... trust me I know..” he sounded like a good dad desperately in need of a whole night to sleep 😂

    • Manasa C
      Manasa C 5 months ago +2

      Yet had four kids

    • Gen G.
      Gen G. Year ago +8

      For real 😂😂😂

    • Kester Williams
      Kester Williams Year ago +5

      Hello how are doing today?

    • Inalatu Marianna
      Inalatu Marianna Year ago +35

      @Annie R and an absolute mood that all parents can relate on 😂

  • Pablo Ruiz
    Pablo Ruiz 6 months ago +11

    This man knows where his bread is buttered. He was saved from that awful California recall election a few months ago by working mothers and women in general voting in droves for him. :D

  • IntelligentCreature
    IntelligentCreature 6 months ago

    🤣 good to see all parents despite their stature struggle, it humanizes them 🤣

  • B*ch Please
    B*ch Please 2 months ago

    I love that he wasn’t embarassed with his son being there.

  • Tex Poseidon
    Tex Poseidon 5 months ago +4

    I think one of the odd things about this is I have a nephew who’s younger than this little guy so I don’t understand why he has a pacifier still 🤔

    • Anima Animus
      Anima Animus 5 months ago +2

      I’m glad someone else said it….While I think this child is adorable and I applaud how comfortable he is with his parents, as a mental health therapist I’m a little concerned with his lack of boundaries. I suspect he’s the youngest and might be coddled a little too much. If dad wasn’t a politician I think mom would have been faster to retrieve him or, better yet, leave him with a babysitter who can put him to bed on time.

  • Millixi
    Millixi 2 months ago

    I'll vote for this politician just by seeing this interaction.. His son loves him. Means he is a loving father 🥰

  • MrBurns
    MrBurns 5 months ago

    He’s clearly in line for the top spot

  • Bri Berg
    Bri Berg 2 months ago

    They are both so cute 😂❤️

  • carmenbelcher
    carmenbelcher 6 months ago

    I feel him 😂

  • uiop
    uiop 3 months ago

    Kids are always adorable so cute

  • Tawana Harris
    Tawana Harris 5 months ago

    So sweet 💕

  • Carolyn S
    Carolyn S 6 months ago +1

    this is awesome! you go Dad! more normalising and positive working parents!!

    • James Hama
      James Hama 5 months ago

      Hello Carolyn how are you doing today

  • Albedo Main
    Albedo Main 5 months ago

    Oh my goodness so cute!!!

  • dean gianotti
    dean gianotti 3 years ago +5804

    that kid will be reminded of this forever now

    • You deserve to be happy now
      You deserve to be happy now 3 years ago +4


    • MsKoik
      MsKoik 3 years ago +10

      @clip012 I mean this is an inaugural speech? I'm sure even if this was in the 80s this would have been captured. At least on picture. The world will have forgotten about it in a week or so, it's everyone he actually knows that will remind him forever.

    • clip012
      clip012 3 years ago +9

      too bad he grow up in internet/ social media era

    • Daniel Flood
      Daniel Flood 3 years ago +36

      @Lynnsey Knockel Or the Governer revisiting this at his sons wedding

    • Lynnsey Knockel
      Lynnsey Knockel 3 years ago +83

      dean gianotti I was just thinking that lol. Whenever he brings a girl home to meet his parents I bet they’ll show it to her!

  • Alex Hurley
    Alex Hurley 5 months ago

    so cute when he rests his head on his dad at 0:30 🥺

  • Kenny Brown
    Kenny Brown 5 months ago +1

    They definitely let him walk up there on purpose 😂😂😂

  • Ramona
    Ramona 6 months ago +5

    His son looks like Linus from peanuts carrying that blanket. 😄 Cute

  • CaressasPassion
    CaressasPassion 5 months ago +11

    His big brother tried to help🤷🏾‍♀️ kids are innocent you can tell that the governor is a good dad

    SKEPTICS ANALYSIS 7 months ago +18617

    This would actually be a good strategy, people love family men.
    Edit: thanks for the likes guys!

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      りゅ はやぶさRyu 2 months ago


    • Ruth De Los Santos
      Ruth De Los Santos 5 months ago +1


    • MsManager
      MsManager 5 months ago

      So true ! WhT a sickening stunt !!

    • R Mix
      R Mix 5 months ago

      Not a good strategy, I would say an excellent strategy.
      Do you know what would be another excellent strategy? Have 3 or more religions, like the politicians in Brazil do.

  • c_oh!_c
    c_oh!_c 5 months ago +3

    I may just be dead inside but this feels like a stunt-

  • tirkdiamond
    tirkdiamond 2 months ago +1

    0:46 such a beautiful smile. he knows people think he's cute. :D

  • Bunny '-'
    Bunny '-' 5 months ago

    You know he is a good dad when the baby wants him...

  • The Emma Ember
    The Emma Ember 5 months ago

    How cute❤❤❤❤

  • misc misc
    misc misc 7 months ago +2795

    I don’t like his politics, but he’s clearly a great dad.

    • Sam Croft
      Sam Croft 2 months ago

      ​@Vj With that level of analysis you could be a Fox anchor.

  • Jeralin Sunflower
    Jeralin Sunflower 5 months ago

    Adorable!!! 🥰🥰

  • Nodira Sattarova
    Nodira Sattarova 4 months ago +1

    So cute 🥰

  • hamburger
    hamburger 5 months ago +2

    “alright jimmy, at THIS exact moment of the speech, I want you too come up on the stage and act sleepy”